I took the opportunity to put my hands on the new Canon 7D mkii over Thanksgiving weekend and I must say it felt very nice in the hands. I also held the Pentax K3 which I didn't like the way it felt. Rather than get caught up on which camera body/system takes a better photo, I'm more interested in how the camera feels in the hand and how the button layout allows for shooting experience. That being said, although I like the layout and feel of the Canon, I personally like the look that the Nikon sensors produce over the Canon's (dynamic range, color, etc.). I'm wanting to expand my shooting habits into wild life (birds, etc.) and still holding out for the Nikon answer to the Canon. If it doesn't happen by spring next year I will likely start looking at the D750 or the D7100, I currently have D7000 and it will stay as second body.