Just to add a few thoughts. In the article is seemed to suggest the Km5d was a bit basic, but I find most 7d users thought the 5d was "too close" in spec to the 7d, you only really lost handling and buttons (which is a notable difference), bar the VF and buffer, the specs were very close..maybe too close for comfort in the market place. When the 5d dropped to sub £400, it was really an obvious choice v the 7d. You lost little, but gained better metering, zoom on raw, and b&w mode etc, back in the days a company was not scared to "improve" lower end models.
Onto the expansion cards, again I never liked them, simply because it was not simply used to add some nice advanced features; on the Dynax 5000i, you were robbed of A/S modes..only available with a card, and considering that model was not that cheap, it was obvious crippling, even back then! So in that context the cards were a "bad" thing. If they were there to add some nice tasty high end features, and that alone, fair enough..but they were not. Glad they got the chop, but amazed Sony has not picked up on it.
Agree on the film 5 v the film 60, almost every post I've read says the 5 is better, well it is in a few spec areas, but the 60 is a whole nicer camera to operate and use. It's also annoying how people suggest the Km5d uses the 60's AF system, the two are really nothing alike, maybe we need to start a myth-busters thread
Things like power zoom, were other silly ideas. Why drain you battery when just moving the zoom with your hand works! This proves one point, making everything electronic is not always a good idea.
Here is a chart showing the cards, and which ones can be used on which models, this shows the other problem here, there are limitations on the use of some cards on some bodies, some cannot be used. This system might have worked, "if" it were thought out better.http://www.cameracentre.com/minoltacards.html