Yes, for me to replace my 80D for a 7D2 would be like stepping backwards in a way. The 80D works great for what I do and not having a touch and flip screen would drive me nuts!Quite frankly, if you have an 80D, unless you need the finest in weather sealing, I would not upgrade to a 7D2. The 7D2 has a better AF system, but the 80D has a newer sensor and the articulated touchscreen and wifi…. Now if they combined the best of both in a 7D3, that would be worth considering!
I find that the AF system on the 7D2 is much better on tracking moving objects than the 6D2, and like all current crop DSLRs, has a better spread of AF points than any current FF DSLR. The 6D2 is way better in poor light, at landscapes, and the high ISO performance is superb. The touchscreen interface is in many ways superior to the joystick, but rather than pick one or the other, having both seems to me like the right solution.
The combo of a crop and a FF camera seems to be perfect for me.....
I'll highly consider a 7D3 to replace my 80D eventually if it has the touch and flip screen and better focusing/point spread system!