Many did indeed, and many I would say majority looked at it as long term investment and took a long way with a path to the sensor upgrades.
With all the fairness you are offering it's what it is, an obsolete camera when Epic emerges.
You balance it well thought and I hope I can afford all that it's coming.
I will not be able to ditch 20.000 every year. the next realistic step for me is FF35 and I hope as a user/owner not a rental to keep going.
Love ya man:)