This is the key point that the thread revolves around: that is an assertion presented as fact. We simply don't know if it's relevant to overall profits. We don't know how many people buy bodies on that basis. Some are assuming it's (statistically) significant - maybe! But we have no figures. Others are saying, if this decision has been made as reported, they've run the numbers and decided it isn't. That's not fanboyism, however much you dislike it.Again, you’re missing the point. If Canon work with third parties they will sell more bodies for those who want Canon cameras but want options of third party lenses which they make money from, not to mention the licensing fees which they also make a profit from. It’s a win win situation for Canon and only a Canon fanboy can’t understand that.