Thank you all for your responses. I asked the same question in the medium format forum so it's great to get some opinions on rangefinders too. I explained to the medium format crew that this might go towards a light-hearted blog post I'm writing but ultimately it's just a bit of fun and a way of learning about gear I've never heard of before. I'm certainly not asking for opinions on which I will be basing a purchase decision; I've already bought my rangefinders thanks to my previous couple of threads on APUG, and they were purchased based on their performance/price ratio, not their coolness. Though the fact they are rangefinders makes them cooler than most cameras anyway, no?
Gotta thank you all for your time and suggestions, cheers.