yea, that's what i've been trying to say. the 7d isn't what people wanted from the hypothetical 3d,...
Well, here I do disagree, as it simply depends on what people we are talking about.
Be Aware that the "3D" name was fist rumored about in 2004,. and for most of it's hypothetical dreamlike existence, it was rumored to be Exactly what the 7D turned out to be.
ie: an affordable CROP sensor body with 1 series features like FPS, AF and Weather sealing.
Tomes do change, but It's only in the last few years that the recurring dreams of the 3D have included on occasion the additional desire for FF,... though mostly it was still emphasis on affordable with pro features, the compromise, the thing that makes it affordable as opposed to 1Ds was to be sensor size.
Either way., I'm pretty sure the 7D is going to start a trend for Canon to add more of the high end festures into the more affordable bodies,. they have to to compete witht eh Nikon offerings, and now with there own 7D.
5D MkII is an awesome camera, but to pay twice as much for significantly reduced features than this new 7D? IMHO, 5D MkIII or some form of feature rich FF will be needed soon.