@ Bob...thanks for the welcome aboard! And...
There is no doubt that the consumerizing (cheapening) of the 60D makes it less of an xxD family member and I certainly understand the disappointment shared on these pages...as I share some of the criticisms being lauded at Canon as well.
I'm thinking about putting one in my hands, feel/test it out, with my 10-22 and 70-200 f4L, to check it's balance, usability and get back to you all with my review from a high level disability perspective.
FYI...I have a C5/6 spinal cord injury (32yrs rollin so far), am paralyzed from the upper chest down, some arm/wrist/hand function with no finger function. As such, button placement doesn't mean much. I preset everything I need, plan my shots and use a remote release switch to fire the shutter...how you ask...switch between my teeth, tongue to press the shutter release button; you must be creative when your digits don't work
What does bother me about the 60D is the locking buttons of the top and back dials. If they must be pushed/held down to then turn the dial, this may be a problem, I may not be able to use the dials. Because I'm without finger function, this "new safety feature" may have locked me out of using the 60D...bad bad bad Canon
I look forward to your review, if you can, check out this locking button issue and mention it in your review...if it is indeed required to hold down these buttons firmly to turn the dials, I may not bother testing the 60D; you will have saved me some frustration, thank you in advance.
I take my independence very seriously, my injury took much from me, but I still work, drive and shoot. The articulating screen of the 60D looks great, but it won't be in my kit if it takes part of said independence away, the 7D or 5D Mk II/III will be instead.