Well, as one of the "offended victims", having sent mine twice to the repair center, today I received my 1DsIII registration package, including a 3-day turnaround repair sticker. It would've been nice a month ago, but what the heck, better late than never .
But now that my 1DsIII is running as expected, I'm a happy camper. I love this camera, in spite of Canon's occasionally annoying shortcomings on the customer support policies. OTOH I have found Canon personnel very helpful and forthcoming.
The thing to keep in mind is, the problems with the 1DsIII (setting aside the AF in the 1DIII) have been strictly component or assembly line failures and not design flaws.
The next three weeks will be my real test.