Horses for courses
The answer to your question depends on several factors, including what and where you intend to photograph. Hiking and travel? Street photography? Sensitive locations (e.g. theaters, churches, sketchy neighborhoods)? Still life? Macro? Sports? Inclement weather? What is suitable for one task may be less suitable for another. In other words, what do you value more: portability, durability, frame advance rates, weatherproofing, mirror lock up, discreet/quiet operation?
What about ergonomics? Do you have small or large hands? Do you prefer dials or buttons? Do you wear glasses?
I used an Elan 7E for years. It was a great camera, and the eye controlled focusing worked very well.