If an EVF is what you want then the solution is the GX-1. I can't really fault Panasonic for not having an EVF on this camera when clearly they have already given us the alternative.
I haven't had a lot of trouble with the ring but I know others have.
I can, it's £600 odd and it should have a viewfinder end of story. I'm glad reviewers are starting to take the gloves off a bit.
When I first saw the GX-1 I though yes this is nice..but then the no VF news arrived and I wandered off uninterested.
Very obvious mistake from Panasonic