I definitely had to learn this the hard way even though it was something I fully suspected prior to ordering. Lol.
Anyhow, based on my very brief experiences so far, I'm finding that the only thing I really enjoy about this thing is the manual focus aids. Quite honestly, I wonder how much more I would like the xt1 if it were possible to mount EF lenses and maintain aperture control.
Funny thing is as soon as I returned my A7R, I installed Magic Lantern for the first time on my 5D III, including the manual focus aids. I don't understand why Canon doesn't provide focus peaking, etc, in stock firmware
Looking back, what I really enjoyed about my Sony experience was the FE 55mm f/1.8 lens. Oh, that was a sweet lens; Wish Canon had a 50 mm at that price with comparable color, contrast, sharpness, bokeh, and AF accuracy. Its compact size was fantastic, too, but I guess Canon's version cannot be as small due to the mirror box