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Interesting observations all - I think I went with the 5DII mostly because of the price of the 5DIII and self-cleaning feature - the 1DsII would have been a choice had it had that feature. The second thing is battery life - even a day out of the charger with the 1D batteries, even new ones, and the shooting time is hobbled, especially at our winter temperatures. Our 20D, 30D (2), and 40D (2) would go for at least twice as long in warm or cold and served far beyond the shutter life rating.
The other side is the shutter actuation of the 5DII, which sounds _to me_ clunky by comparison to the 1Ds, never mind later models - closer to our 40D than a 1D series. Would still consider a MkIIIs or a MkIV in future, but as AnthonyGH said, "not the sheer desirability of the latest bit of must have at any price kit." But the price, performance and features of the 5DII fit our budget, and we're glad to have it.