Well then tell me what recent Canon body you can get for 50 percent of the original price just 18 months after release. I am telling you, that just doesn't happen anymore.
Well one model I've always been attached to is the 5D series. I bought the 5D about a year after it was introduced. It stayed over $3,000 until the 5D2 was introduced (and it was the only 5D model that was introduced for less then $3000). The Canon MSRP for the 5D series (even since the original) has never dropped like that.