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Some funny replies.
I didn't say anything about features that might or might not differentiate the 5d from the unicorn known as a 3d, but the talk of a 61pt pro level AF on the nonsense sites says to me that if there was any chance (0.00005%) of Canon providing decent AF on a non 1-series body, it sure as heck is NOT going to be on a 5d. Just my opinion.
What do people want? Good question and no matter what it is you can't please everyone, but if I had to summarize what I've wanted for many years it's a grip optional, pro level FF camera with a decent FPS and a 100% VF for starters. I sure don't need no stinkin video or 14 FPS - which is just public masturbation by Canon in my book.
My unchanging perspective remains that the 5 series is a down market camera (not entry level) and it will never rise to compete (other than MP/IQ) with a 1 series - in any capacity and especially not in AF. If Canon wants to up their game, and still over charge by today's standards which they want to do, they could release something above the 5 series; it's the perfect vehicle for a price hike (look at the 1DX, which upped the effective price of the 1D series by $1300).
We have the camera bodies/features we have today because that's what Canon wants to release. They take the available technology and either leave it on the table or include it but cripple it - all so profit is maximized. It's not so people get a no-excuses camera, and they could profitably sell us so much more for the money, but they're into profit maximization due to limited competition (that could change in the years ahead).
Heck, they could release a 5 and a 3, but the pursuit of a 3 is a favorite pastime of many, so everyone can still have hope, right?