Wouldn't it make more sense for them to try first to catch up from a DR standpoint?
Arguably, 2 stops more DR would deliver more value for more photographers than 40+ megapixels I would think.
I donīt know, maybe it is just me, but I have never taken a shot that I then would go and say: "Gosh, I wish I had 2 more stops of DR!". What I am saying is, for someone that grew up as a photographer with slide film, I find the current crop of Canon sensors more than enough for what I need (landscapes, seascapes, travel, people, nature macro). I sure can appreciate more DR, but I just wonder how many photographers really need it? BTW, I also donīt need or want more pixels, the ones on my 6D are plenty enough.
Do we really need to open up shadows that much? Lots of photos I see today have (for me) shadows that are too light, that do not match the existing light. When I look at photos from photographers I admire, I see that they are not afraid of deep and moody shadows.