Just read your blog post. Brilliant, and absolutely on the mark. I'm one of the arms lengthers and blind as a bat in the midday sun so there is no amount of arms length to help me out. I jumped on the X100 because of its VF. I jumped on the Canon G11 for the same reason but the VF in that was pretty tacky. I'll jump on the X-10, and the XS-1 for similar reasons. All have a viewfinder of one kind or another. I have kept my elderly Olympus C760UZ because it has a viewfinder. I'm contemplating selling my F550 because it doesnt, and contemplating buying an addon VF for the GRD3.
I don't mind having an LCD screen and will use it from time to time, even on my DSLR, but I LOVE having the viewfinder, and having the option to choose.