I know this has been said (several times) in this thread, and in others on the 60D, but some people just need to come to grips with the fact that Canon has re-aligned their product offerings with the models based on the 18mp sensor.
Go back to the 15mp crop sensor line, and the lineup was 500D (T1i) -> 50D.
With the 18mp crop sensor, they introduced the 7D, positioned between the 50D and FF. Next, they introduced the 550D (T2i) above the 500D.
Next, they introduced the 60D ("The Great Satan") between the 550D and the 7D, with the 7D for the aspiring professional or advanced enthusiast, and the 60D for the advanced amateur for which the 7D is too big a step.
Next, they further increased the capability of the "rebel" line with the 600D (T3i) to provide the Rebel buyers features like the flip screen (which should have put to bed the notion that the 60D was targeting the Rebel market, but since there are so many xxD users who continue to view the 60D as The Great Satan, it has not).
So, in the market space formerly covered by the 500D -> 50D, with the 15mp sensor, they now have 4 cameras with the 18mp sensor: 550D -> 600D -> 60D -> 7D. Even though the 7D did push the crop sensor market up-scale, it needed more room between itself and what an 18mp version of the 50D would have given it, hence the re-alignment.
That's my "from the sideline" reading of Canon's moves, anyway.
The Nikon D7000, btw, is in my view where the 50D was, in between the 60D and the 7D, so Canon does not have a direct competitor... they have straddled it with their current lineup. Whether these moves by Canon will be successful in defending their share of the market remains to be seen.
Now, maybe all of the wounded-ego xxD owners find something else to discuss...