The latest lens announcements from Sony re-kindled something I've been thinking about for a while. It seems like the high-end mirrorless market is divided into two camps (for simplicity sake): those who place a premium on weight and size, and those for whom weight and size are a secondary (or lower) consideration. These latest releases seem to support that Sony is giving the second camp top priority, where having 2.8 zooms and exceptional fast primes is key to being counted as a proper "pro" system. It also supports that they feel a strong business case for taking that direction, which could partially be due to seeing many users adapting DSLR lenses. (Of course it's not limited only to Sony. Fuji has shifted towards larger, heavier lenses as well, and even Olympus's pro line is no feather weight.)
When the pros/cons of mirrorless systems are compared to DSLRs, invariably the lack of lenses of the former is contrasted with the fully realized collection of the latter. Yet every time a Canon mirrorless is discussed, the argument against natively using the current EF mount/lenses is the flange distance and requisite body size. Well, clearly that isn't a big deal to many higher-end consumers, and seems to be supported by Sony's direction.
Given the above, has Sony paved the way so that it would make sense for Canon to bring out a mirrorless EOS body?