Neuroanatomist logic is sometimes neuroanatomist is right and others are wrong.That’s good to know, we so rarely get insights into their corporate strategy from people with direct inside knowledge of it. Unfortunately for you, if Canon reads your post they will most likely fire you for breaching your confidentiality agreement.
Instead of making up alternative facts, we could consider relying on logic. Canon is a business, as such their goal is to return value to their shareholders and make a profit, and a very logical way to do so is to develop and sell products people want to buy. Over 60% of ILC buyers are purchasing DSLRs. A corporate strategy to exit the dominant segment of the market would be rather stupid. So either Canon really is stupid, or the suggestion that it’s their strategy to exit the EF lens market is ridiculous.
Sorry, but in a fight between logic and inanity, logic is going to win every time.
You seem to confuse what people bought in the past with what people will want to buy in the future.
What people want to buy in the future is what a business needs to be concerned about.
If Canon intend to kill off their EF line they are not going to say it now. You seem to hang alot of faith on what an executive near the top of the company says. He will tell you what he wants an existing EF user to hear. He's not going to alienate them at this stage.
Old products don't sustain a business in its current mass. Canon will sell EF as long as its worth it to them but they will expect their growth from MILC. They won't produce too many more new EF lens except for minor upgrades that don't require major tooling. New design will be in R lens. To sell R lens they need to sell MILC cameras.