But that's not the point I'm trying to make. The moneymakers for camerafactories are the segments which sell in high quantities. The amateur segment! Competition is fierce in this range and I predict that we're near the point where competition on even more software features comes to its end. The next step will be the introduction of full frame in amateur SLR's. This will not happen next year, but some 5 years from now. From that moment on there will be no smaller format sensors for SLR anymore.
What does this mean to you? Shouldn't you buy any APS-C SLR's anymore? No surely not, go ahead and buy an APS-C body if you think you're up to something new. Digital bodies are (economically) worthless in 3 or 4 years anyway. But if I were you I wouldn't buy any lenses which can only be used on APS-C. Normally one can use good lenses for decades. Invest only in full frame lenses. You'll be settled for the future! APS-C lenses will be worthless in a few years from now.