Yes, I made it clear that I need this to work in Focus Priority mode. And I mentioned that Release Priority (or Focus/Release) is a work around that I don't want to pay $2100 (++++) for the privilege of compromising my focusing strategy.
Some people can adapt well to switching strategies, as you do with your banks. I simply cannot. Since I've been shooting DSLRs my strategy is to find ONE mode, one hand/eye coordination strategy, and stick with it.
My situations are very fluid, where within a second or two I may need to shoot a scarce bird in difficult light and the next instant a bird in flight. I can't flip flop strategies all day long, assuming I had time to d that, or the inclination.
Otherwise I find myself reaching for a button when I should be doing something else, or even forgetting which mode I am in. It just never worked for me, and I've tried, for various reasons.
Buying a new camera for $$$$$$$ is supposed to be a positive experience where I/we are happy to part with our money and we feel like we are moving forward.
We are now in a position where everyone is rationalizing why we should be making all these changes in procedure to accommodate this very feature stripped camera.
One step forward and maybe one step backward, or maybe two steps backward, depending on how we feel about the lost features. That is not my religion and philosophy and I find it difficult to believe it is a good long term strategy. It is not the strategy that made the D300/700 winners.
I'm not interested in spending $3K (all said and done) in some grand experiment to see if AF-C release priority is better than my existing cameras or if the extra pixels are worth the lost OOF frames, and how many steps backward I go, and etc. That's not an exciting way to spend $3K.