I was going to wait for the 1Dx, but I just don't see myself using all of its features as an amateur. It all depends on your type of photography, whether you need high FPS or not. 6fps is not too shabby and it has the 1Dx AF system. I bought the battery grip (BG-E11) for balance and portrait comfort, but I can still travel light by just using the compact body. I was able to get a bunch of accessories like the BG-E11 and GP-E2 (GPS) unit and a new lens for less than the 1Dx body. Money is not really an issue, but portability and having 85% -90% of the 1Dx functionality, the 5D Mark III was the clear winner for me.