I just posted this to an article on EOS HD. It was about the form factors of HDSLR's vs Video cameras. I agree for the most part.
This is what I wrote:
Long Live The HDSLR. I don't use all that extra rigs and gear on my Canon 60D. Just did a professional shoot with my 60D with a JuicedLink 454 on the bottom for audio. I mount my Hoodman Hoodloupe on the swivel LCD. (http://halfmac.wordpress.com/2…/) I am ready to go. I have headphone monitoring, XLR's and a video style viewfinder for $500. I Then mount a wireless receiver on the hot shoe of the camera if I am doing interviews.
My secret to handheld? IS lenses. Solves most of the rolling shutter problem and gives me a steady shot. Small lightweight kit. If I have to do a lot of handheld I use a very inexpensive shoulder brace that cost less than $100.