I bought the Shen-Hao after owning a Graphic View II. I have not found the movements limiting and the bulk is much better. I do not tend to twist my camera up - front or rear tile and a bit of rise/fall are what I commonly use.
The one thing that took me some time to get used to is that the front tilt is not axial like on the GV. Also the Graphlock back is not as nice.
I have no problems with the ground glass either (even with a 65mm f/8), but brighter would always be better.