I agree, who needs a hot shoe? Work the light instead: that way you get much more interesting pictures.
Originally Posted by Q.G.
Although -initially- many of my 35mm cameras had hot shoes and fancy flashguns, nowadays I almost never use a flashgun, because pictures made by ambient light come out much better.
Both my MF cameras (Yashica 635 and Asahi Pentax 6x7 have accessory shoes (not "hot"), but I have as yet not even considered using a flash with either.
Learn to use the light: that is what it is all about!