Wow, nice specs. Sad to see the 60d leapfrogged before anyone even has one in their hands.
I still see it as two different strategies,
Canon needed a camera in between the t2i and the 7d
Nikon needed a camera in between the d5000 and the d300s (I'm pretty sure it's the d5000 but I'm not on the up and up with my Nikon stuff)
So Canon came up with something weighted towards the lower end, Nikon went the other way but price wise looks like Nikon wins with ease on this one.