That’s right Canon announces their “SECOND GENERATION EF 70-200MM f/2.8L IS II USM LENS”. I first heard about it on Scott Bourne’s blog this morning. Looks like it won’t be available to US dealers till April.
If you can’t wait these 4 months and need a good 70-200 zoom, you can get the first gen here:
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Oh, and remember it’s not too late for you to send me a birthday present. I’m not a generational discriminator.