Oh come on, it isn't that heavy! I hand hold mine all the time, often with a 35mm SLR around my neck and a backpack full of bodies and lenses on my back. No pack animal or entourage of assistants is required, it weighs like 6-7 lbs. You guys act like it weighs 50 lbs.
Depends on how much one can carry. I like to travel lightweight.
The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands smell like fixing bath.