7D has a sensor similar to the 550D sensor. 8fps and slightly more megapixels. The video wont hurt you. Just dont use it. (allthough I must admit thinking in similar ways. I dont want a damn HD video camera, I want a dSLR)
Go buy a 7D. Or sell the lenses and get a Nikon. :)
Yes, I have thought about the 7D. But even though the 7D gets really good write-ups, I still think the Nikon 300S produces better results : the pictures look richer, more dynamic, sharper and the lighting looks better. Because Canon continues to push for higher pixels, they have to use other means to suppress noise and I think that despite the higher pixels they end up looking less sharp. With my present camera, I have to post- sharpen and increase shadow detail in every picture I take. I suspect I would probably still not be happy with the 7D Also, the 7D is quite a price. I think without video, without really high FPS and without 18 mp crammed onto a small sensor and without the need for all the electronic magic required to deal with that, Canon might be able to deliver a camera somewhere in between the 550D and the 7D price ranges. Also, I hate to think of how money I'd lose if I sold my lenses now.