Gareth,

Actually, the wider CV lenses all come with auxiliary hot shoe finders included in the price, with the presumption that no camera comes standard with a wide enough built in finder.

Also, don't let the people you term Leica snobs put you off of good equipment if you can afford it and like it. People who actually put film in their Leicas tend to be put off by collectors who run the prices up. But don't blame the hardware for snobishness, that's a cult of humans. The prices on used Leica RF gear seem to be dropping since the recent introduction of new Leica mount bodies from other manufacturers. Tape the body or obscure the nameplate like a lot of shooters do if it makes you more comfortable.

I shoot Leica and other brand compatible RF equipment based on what suits my pocketbook and shooting needs.

Lee