I read these new release threads for the entertainment value. I'm not in the market for anything new and have no interest in the T5i. This is just an observation. Since I bought my first DSLR 3 years ago (T1i kit), I have yet to see Canon make any release which is actually heralded on this forum. Everything gets body slammed at first because they didn't do this, or they left off that, or they didn't add someone's pet feature. Then at sometime in the future when people actually get their hands on the product, they find some good things to say about it. I guess what I don't get is the immediate jumping to conclusions which often prove to be no more than partially correct, if that.
The way I see it, if you don't like it, you don't buy it, and maybe Canon gets a message. In any case, with their extensive lineup, Canon probably does offer something for almost everyone, so get what you feel you need, or keep what you have, or switch to Nikon.