LOL! Just like the 50D looked like the camera I wished my 40D was. I actually bought the 50D, despite having recently bought the 40D, because it had a micro-autofocus adjustment and I was having trouble with my 17-55 EF-S lens focussing accurately with the 40D. A high resolution LCD screen, plus a few other minor considerations such as higher resolution were also considerations.
LOL back atcha
The 7D is another incremental improvement which Canon is famous for. It's a clever marketing strategy to get people to buy more cameras than they need.
This is true, but at least in my case I was looking to purchase my girlfriend another 50D anyway, so we could both enjoy our little excursions together, equally, and so the decision to purchase another camera was already a given. I am just glad that I will be able to get exactly the kind of camera I wanted, with a true feeling that it has everything I want, and lacks nothing, for my purposes.
I'm now in a quandary. The 5D2 or the 7D??
I was thinking the same thing. For me, even if the cameras were the same price, I would buy the 7D over the 5D MkII, as the 1.6 crop extends my macro lens (which is good), will extend the 600mm lens I am saving for (which is also good), while the 5D MkII would not. Also, from the specs, the 7D is a sturdier camera, with better weather sealing and a faster frame rate than the 5DMkII, so for nature photography all "reasons to buy a camera" seem to be with the 7D in my opinion.
If I were shooting portrait or landscape, maybe my opinion would differ, but then again maybe not.