I’m with you..... I am happier to wait for a solid solution than to be sold a buggy beta.....Like virtually all market leaders, Canon is a conservative company. They don't like mistakes and don't risk their reputation on new technologies until they are confident it will work and that there is market demand. Conservative approach may not be what pleases forum participants, but who can argue with their success?
It’s just my guess, but I think that a hybrid IS system takes a lot of computing power, and that any Canon camera we see with it is going to have quad digic, or better. The Olys and Panasonic’s with hybrid IS are computing powerhouses