Yes, I read the manual, but I can't seem to figure out why this is happening. I've owned the 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5DMk2, 5DMk3, speak fluent Canon, and didn't expect much of a learning curve for the 7D Mk2.
For some reason when I'm in Manual mode, I can't see the Exposure Level Indicator on the top LCD screen. When I switch to Aperture mode it shows up, and when I press the flash exposure ± button in Manual mode, it shows up to let me make those changes.
It's visible in the viewfinder in all modes, but why isn't it on the top LCD screen?