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i don't understand the lock hate. you reach up to the dial, grip it with your thumb and middle finger while pressing the top with your index finger, rotate. never miss a beat.
When you own multiple cameras without the lock, and one with the lock, accidents will likely happen in the heat of a shoot. In the case of the 60D, the video mode is on the extreme other side of the mode dial so you need two hands and a 360 degree rotation while pressing the button. I need to turn, reposition finger and turn again to get there! The button press just makes a bad mode dial resign worse.
After 3 to 4 years of shooting with a 7D and 5D2, I have not suffered any unwanted mode changes. But I don't have a beer gut or tight camera bag. On the other hand, I have accidental EC changes once in a while. Of course that dial has a lock but at least you can choose whether or not to use it. I think if Canon allowed lock/unlocked mode dial options everybody would be happy.