For me, minus the money issue, this decision is about "reach". If you need "reach", the 7DII is your camera. If not, and the $ difference is no issue, then maybe 1DIV, although we don't know yet about IQ difference. Reach is everything for me, I have a 7DII on pre-order, replacing a 50D. The FPS and the IDx focus are a bonus. YMMV.