I agree Bern. I edited my previous answer because it was badly written (I'm quitting smoking and it costs me horrors to concentrate and prety much in a bad mood) to a more resumed and appropriate text that transmits my point.
About monitors, started with a 5" Marshall on the 5D but this chinese one is so much better for focussing accuracy, hdmi out too wich is important for me, battery last long but totally unreliable for WB.
To be honest, the EVF (Zacuto) is just because I want more flexibility but I quite like to have my head-eyes away from a device. Before no, but now for some reasons
I like more a different approach.
Anyway, in fact you get use of any set and with practise you can become really efficient and nothing is definitive. For ex I've been using handlers but I found one day by accident (I forgot them) this configuration I had to improvised and it
worked so much better. So I adopted it immediatly.
Same with follow focus. It worked brilliantly with an assistant, and make sure the assistant knows how to pull focus...and that's another story. But in a one man configuration, I don't like it (at the condition to use still camera lenses).
In fact, the more I am into it, the less I'm interested or attracted in heavy cine-video gear, lenses included. I want to "be" the reconnaissance squadron, not the big heavy battleship.
Same with steadyness. Before I was crazy and maniac about it, but now I'm starting to integrate much more voluntary shakes and defocussed (more amateur approach if you wish) because we did many many testings and even in high-end fashion, the conclusions were clear.
Each time we planned and took all the orthodox paths with heavy and expensive equipment, it lacked each time of liveliness and rythm. Unless I'd do a campaign for a swiss watch brand.
The funny thing, is that the experienced video pros were all agree on that, they saw the same things, but they are unable to abandon their heavy configurations. It cost them horrors. As I come from a different world, it doesn't cost me anything, I don't have habits to fullfill nor 20 of experience to justify.
I tend to learn a lot and respect the old fox of this industry, but I've also been learning not to listen to them.
But all set-ups have their place and their application range.
All my best too.