But not everyone wants it NOW.fullstop said:It really is one of the most extreme forms of "Can-apologism" [sorry, but it is the only appropriate word for it] to always think like you were Canon Chief Financial officer or their main shareholder. Heck, no! We are all Canon customers. We have every right to and should be constantly demanding MAXIMUM BANG FOR OUR [HARD EARNED] BUCKS. If that means slimmer profits for Canon, so be it.
I am still using Canon gear I bought 20 years ago (including 50/1.4). I would like to still be able to use my current gear for 20 more years to come. If Canon having slightly higher profit margins lets me pay less for my gear in the long run, that's fine for me.
(and yes, my experience with Sony was different)