I was very pleased with the RX1 when I handled it as well. The lack of VF really isn't bad, but that's when I think about treating the camera as a snap shooter and everyday travel cam. Great quality, but especially with consideration of the price, what it's got and lacks isn't so compelling. Again, an early product, could be an experiment, or even a demonstration to all that a compact camera with a full sized sensor will be ridiculously expensive, so, buy our latest FF dslrs or crop compacts!
Meanwhile, I've been venturing with film more, and a Hexar AF looks darn fine to eventually pick up, also a fixed 35mm F2 lens, can be had for a couple hundred $ maybe. And that lens is just beauty~