I'm surprised you were disappointed, John. I don't feel any serious sense of 'invasion of privacy', so to speak; in fact it seemed to me that some subjects were actually asked to 'hold it' for a moment. There's much less invasion than I felt myself doing when my watch was away for its service: I'd ask folks what time it was, and they sometimes looked at me as if this old guy was about to try to mug 'em! An attempt which would have been hilarious to observe. Maybe I need to wear suits.
Of course, one must never forget that the video is a commercial advertisement, and what's what isn't always obvious; might even have used paid models here and there.
If anything, I took exception to the written stuff, where lack of a screen on the cameras is turned into a plus, when in my mind, it's anything but: I now never chimp unless specifically in a very backlit situation such as within a restaurant shooting outwards at something against a window onto daylight, in which case the natural reaction, even of Matrix, is to create silhouettes which may or may not be the intention. Then, I switch to manual metering and go from there. In normal outdoor backlight, I need not even move away from Matrix on Auto-ISO as it handles the scene perfectly within the DR of the camera, the old D200 system included.
So, the objection (mine) is to the policy of offering less as more and rationalising it as an improvement for the better photographer. Bullshit; I've been a pro photographer all my adult working life, and all of us need help in some circumstances unless we want to bracket our socks off, which is a bore unless we're getting paid to do it. A screen can be very handy indeed, even if the screen image is primitive, and a histogram is never a bad idea, either. Nothing forces anyone to be a constant chimper unless they want to be, in which case, it's their camera and their money. Which thought, of course, can be applied just as easily to anyone who wants to throw away an advantage and pay for the privilege.
I think Leica must have recently hired a psychologist to work in tandem with their marketing and development departments. There's nothing strange as folks, and they seem to have realised that.