I've tried Canon products over the years and have always ended up disappointed.
1. They OverHype their products. They never seem to live up to the specifications.
2. There is no product support on old models.
3. There often is no backward compatibility.
4. The manual HD video on my 5D2 (I think it is their best DSLR) was great
but the AutoFocus terrible. It was no good at all for action stills.
5. I get killed when I sell them used.
Sony can't seem to get their DSLR act together.
They came out with the A900 at killer specs and price,
but it does not perform anywhere near a D3x.
Then they came out with the A850 at a lower price point with even less performance.
Why didn't they come out with an improved A950?
I always go back to Nikon cameras and Nikon glass.
I agree 100% While a old thread, canons are overhyped and look better on paper than they actually are. On paper the D90 seems closer to the t2i and D5000 than the upper models but after shooting with both along with upper models the D90 is clearly much closer to the 50D... Also it is missing only a few important body controls that the D300 has... Its the internals that make the D300s blow the D90 out of the water. In fact the D90 out specs the 5DmII in half of the categories including Faster AF more accurate metering, Faster framerate( I know but the similar sized a900 does more than that!) However I bet there are 20 threads on this subject...
Canuts also are very biased and refuse to try or look other brands on the opinion that they are not as good. Nikonians usually are willing to try everything else to only to verify that Nikon is still better or to improve what is better. All in all don't switch from nikon just because of import rates... they are similar across the board..