I'm with you on this but I sincerely hope Canon did their homework and have the correct information about their customer base. I also believe that the actual numbers for the "pro" users are inflated and I think that more 1DX's might be actually purchased by wealthy enthusiasts but of course, this is just a hunch, I have no information about it.^^^ THIS ^^^
When I consider the total group of shooters who spend money on big glass (as in pricey), in the uk at least, it’s dominated by birders, wildlife and then landscape shooters. I’d be surprised if there are more than a hundred sports pros, perhaps the same again fashion show shooters and I’ll guess about that again general journalist photographers. I’m probably over counting. There’s likely thousands of birders alone in the South of England.
just look at the propensity of YouTube videos on wildlife and birding subjects.
Yet here in 2020 I gave to compromise with a 5D V and a 1DX mkIi as a combo when I’d wager many many of use want 30MP 10-12 FPS and war horse build quality
I guess time and sales will tell if Canon's decision was right...