I forget the prices on the lenses new because I almost never buy lenses at full retail. I got my 27mm for $220, I find it very sharp wide open btw. I agree for a first time buyer the difference is big, but I'll believe it when I see it if Canon sticks to that pricing when they go serious into mirrorless (and I'll probably jump right on board with what they offer).
Yeah, we'll have to see. If the EOS M 11-22 and 22mm STM lenses and the EF-S STM DSLR lenses are any indicator, I predict they will go this route.
Because those are two out of three markets. Entry-level, prosumer and pro. Entry-level funds pro r&d in the long run.
I'm not saying it's a dealbreaker, just that I would check copies if I were to go this route. Nothing wrong with that, right?