Sean simply has no trust to extend to his readers and no imagination about how to deliver his work effectively and profitably. I had a subscription for a year, and let it lapse because trying to read the content was too onerous to bother.
Sean Reid / Reid Reviews has a test sample of this camera and has put up a preliminary review on his pay site. Interesting reading, with descriptions of how it works. Like... how can it format an SD card? It appears Leica has done a very good job dealing the varied consequences of removing the screen and related controls.
I think this is a good indication that Leica intends to add a standard version of this camera to its lineup. Although I am not in the market for one, I am looking forward to reading about how various functions are now accessed without the lcd.