I can't comment on the images posted by others because I don't have the RAW's to examine. Unfortunately people tend to apply sharpening either by accident (they don't check their default settings) or on purpose to try and defend their cameras. We had one person submit an example of a sharp 7D image and when asked to see the CR2 file he admitted he had applied "a little" sharpening. We had another poster in this thread claim he compared his 7D side by side with his 5D2 and the 7D produced far superior images. 7 hours later that same poster started a thread elsewhere saying his 5D2 just came in the mail and it's the most amazing camera he's ever owned.
First of all, I believe and admit that a 100% crop from a 5DII is better than a 7D 100%, I have no problem with that, it'd be shame if it wasn't considering FF, higher price etc. Naturally, it also scores much higher in the res chart measurements.
BUT, you're saying you can't comment on the crops I posted or the dozens of other good ones in the 7D 100% crops thread because you don't have the RAW files. So, what you see here is irrelevant because you don't know what people did to them to make them look good?
To me that sounds like as if for example my neighbor's son scores very high on SAT, but no, I don't buy that, I can't tell if he's smart or not because I don't know how much he studied for it. Or the math teacher who does not give you any points on your math quiz because even though your final results are all perfect, he/she doesn't know how you got to them (which I know happens, teachers do want to see your workflow.)
I hope I wasn't offensive in my argument.
but again, you have access to 7D (and other cameras') RAW files at imaging-resource.com just to name one.