Perhaps I took it wrong. But I also don't wear tight jeans any longer, I like a little room.
1)They're bulky. To me.
2)I don't read shadow & highlight to obtain contrast range
3)I Don't use sheet film or the Zone system.
4)I don't have a Sinar F.
5)I can eyeball exposure closely enough if I need to compensate for deep shadow
or bright highlight if I need to.
6)My negatives are good enough with an incident meter.
7)I wear hiking boots year round.
8)I don't wear long johns in the summertime.
9)I like boxer briefs.
10)I also find a RF easier to focus in dim/dark areas.
I don't think they're troublesome to use. For you. Just not my thing.
Yes, I see now where the futzing around part factors in, a switch to regular briefs might help.
WOW...when I asked the question I had no idea it would cause such a "dust up"!!! But I have learned form the back and forth. I would think form all of this it is obvious that some people like chocolate, some like strawberry and some like vanilla.
I think that if you have a method that works for you...it is the correct one.
I only asked the question because at this point I don't have a method. I have had better luck using the meter in a reflective mode but that is subjuct to change as I learn more about how to use a hand held.