Bit behind the curve, here. This is the first I have seen of this thread.
Canon annoys me because they charge lots of money for old technology. They aren't pushing anything forward. They aren't innovating. This made me actively angry because I was invested in the Canon system, making jumping systems difficult.
I waited for years, hoping that Canon would find the mojo that made them the go-to digital SLR company for the better part of the 2000's. It was all for naught. Speeds remain the same, lenses are the same, ISO performance is the same. WIth more and more of our cameras turning to solid-state technologies, this should be a era of immense innovation and change in imaging tools. Smaller, better, faster, stronger, etc.
I shoot photos at parties a lot. When I can get DOUBLE the ISO performance out of a Nikon or Sony as from a Canon, that's a big deal.
But that's beside the point. The 650D and every camera the company has released is indicative of an arrogant company who thinks that people who are already invested in the system will simply continue to buy the SAME DAMNED CAMERA, year after year, for the same high prices.
Well I'm not. As I mentioned, I got tired of waiting. I sold my Canon stuff, never to return.