Business doesn't work that way. I know... everybody says things like that, but no business can thrive by making things worse than they used to. Not that businesses don't let quality slip, but it's always a mistake, and is usually a sign of a company that's in trouble to begin with. Everybody who's been to business school knows this. Cheapening your product or holding back technology only helps your competitors. Technology improves over time... it's not like Ford could have made the Lincoln MkZ back in 1908, but gave us the Model T so they could string us along buying upgrades. If you feel the need to upgrade to every latest camera, that's not Canon's fault. Should they save up all their r&D efforts and only release a new, totally different, camera every 10 years?
Then how do you explain the difference between a 'normal' 60D and a 60D with Magic Lantern? I think that they are obviously holding back.