How on earth is it possible that an almost new camera gives up? Not just a cheapo camera from a no name brand, but a fullframe from Canon. Also Nikon had problems with her D600. Spots on the sensor. Serious enough to throw out a new model as fast as they could.
In my opinion competion on the camera market is extremely harsh. Camera makers are forced to present a new model almost every year. The time to market is so short, there's no time anymore to test new models as extensive as they should. It's the consumer who's the final tester in the development process. Camera makers start selling a new model after 98% testing. The last 2% would take too much time and money. So it's you people who do the final test. Im sure cameramakers accept the risk they have to repair or exchange a certain amount of their production batches. It's surely cheaper than the risk of a loss of marketshare and sales figures. So my guess is that in the near future we all have to deal with the fact that a great name (of the past) is no guarantee anymore that your item is (almost) 100% reliable.
After sales service by the way was good. UPS picked up my camera for free and the Canon repair center in the Netherlands, Techrepair, had it all fixed within 3 weeks. I could follow the repair through track-and-trace, so no complaints here. I believe they changed the entire shutterbox, though the letter of repair wasn't very clarifying.