This has nothing to do with "righteous Canon fans." Never was an issue and never will be. This issue simply came down to one statement, deliberately noting only 1 set of data (the pre-focused shutter lag), to cite a particular camera manufacturer has taken a step backwards. It could've been Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Leica (you get the point).
And when a set of data was looked up, 0.062s vs. 0.063s vs. 0.064s (as posted from Imaging-Resource.com), it was determined that indeed, the 7D pre-focus shutter-lag was slower. But by 0.002s (compared to the other APS-C cameras in ITS line-up). I didn't create the numbers. I simply looked up what the fuss was about. Looking for rhyme/reason why someone, who used to quote himself in his signature (as I see no longer), would claim any manufacturer taking a step backwards with their latest camera model.
From where I sit, sifting through your posts in this thread, it is clear to *me* (and probably me only) that you enjoy being controversial. This is nothing but a mere game that you like to play. You could've simply acknowledge the fact looking at the overall 7D package, this particular camera has taken huge steps (relatively speaking) in the right direction --- improvements. And although I'm sure other things will surface (likely more noise-reduction blurring, red channel issues, etc...), overall, the 7D is an improvement over existing APS-C line-up for Canon.
Yet, for your own entertainment and playing your own game, you wanted to focus on "0.064s" as "a bit of a step backwards for action shooters".
I didn't create the numbers. I merely made it known for other readers in this thread. IMO, you got exactly what you were looking for by posting this thread (not meant as a bad comment). You got your excitement, your own personal mental/psychological thrill. Kudos.