I was looking at the dpreview and they said:
The 60D is probably best understood as a 'super Rebel' - it's a more comfortable, more flexible and faster-to-use version of Canon's justly popular entry-level DSLRs. The twin dial controls, better grip and bigger viewfinder will delight stills shooters while the articulated screen and movie control will please would-be videographers.
I never felt that way about the 50D and though they feel different I thought they were in another class than the rebels.
edit: I also remember them not liking the 50D. Are they biased against Canon?