I'm no cinematographer, and I don't have a lot of issues with Canon's camera equipment, but the absence of 24 fps in the RP did strike me as a bit concerning considering the limitations it could cause for flickering and my (maybe misguided?) perception that adding 24 fps shouldn't come with any further technical limitations already in place with 30 fps. Why leave it out if there is no technical barrier or added cost to add it in (again, I'm assuming there isn't a technical limitation)? I've always been of the opinion that Canon seems to leave things out because those things aren't technically possible for Canon at the moment without notable compromises, or it is possible but would drive the price of the camera up considerably. I've never bought into the idea that Canon intentionally held back features to protect one line over another, and that's why the 24p issue rubbed me the wrong way - I had no idea why it wasn't included.I am not being a Canon apologist, not for one second. I am trying to be a realist and point out the desperate hand wringing over 'the issue' is largely overblown and grossly exaggerated.
Of course it should be included, but it isn't and for most people most of the time it genuinely makes no difference.
I won't suggest that the issue isn't overblown (it is definitely overblown), but in the context of what is good enough for most people most of the time, one could just as easily argue that a cell phone camera that produces 4k footage is more than good enough for most people most of the time - overkill even. We could even go not quite as far and say full frame video is overkill too - "just get an APS-C camera with 1080/24p if it's so important". But for those willing to invest in a full frame camera and full frame glass for video, I think it is safe to assume that those people are more likely to want some level of specific control over the way their video footage looks that they can't get elsewhere (hence their investment), and good enough for most people may not be good enough for them. I completely understand why the issue came up - the RP is so close to being a perfect solution for people who want full frame video at a low price, but omitting 24p in 1080, yet giving you 24p in 4k makes no reasonable sense.