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Yes, it is rather "curious". When I first got the 7d it annoyed me as well, but after half an hour I got used to it and it has never bothered me since. However, there seems to be a ton of angst regarding this camera and how it is a letdown in so many people's eyes. That's sad, because in reality Canon has really put together a winner - I really wish I could afford to trade in my 7d and 5d2 for a pair of 5d3's
I'm with you here. at first my 7d seemed like it wasn't giving me enough feedback, but once I got used to the AF system it became second nature
the 5d3 is even better.... I've set it up so the AF points show until AF is achieved, then disappear. so I get the red flash, the vanishing points and the dot in the viewfinder.
I think some folks may be so used to the old 9 point system.... work with this one for a bit, customize it and see how it feels to you after a while