I think of LCD screens as the modern day incarnation of ground glass finders, and EVFs as the modern day incarnation of optical viewfinders. Plenty of people shot happily with ground glass in the past. I happen to prefer the viewfinder approach most of the time, but, for a true pocket cam in particular, I think the LCD is an acceptable method.
I suffered few frustrations with the ground glass screens of MPP, Sinar, Rolleiflex, Mamiya and Hasselblad, Exakta and Nikon products. Of course plenty of us shot happily with such screens in the past - it's my point: you held them to your face, not cantilevered a mile in front of you, and they had either pentaprisms or hoods to keep the ambient light off them. Simply deciding to make a mental comparison between the two systems (LCD and ground glass) doesn't at all mean that it's a valid one.
Like you, I too prefer a viewfinder; obviously that's why I made the post, and it's an insult to the buyer to make him accept lousy substitutes and compromises.
Cellphones should be for speaking, and tiny cameras for shooting pictures via the normal, efficient and well-established methods of yore, but with the digital advantages of size and cost. I assume that digital does
bring such advantages?