"This is a realistic topic if you dont drink Kool aid and admit pros/cons in the system you use" no snub to anyone as I'm clearly explaining human behavior.
Drinking the kool-aid is a common behavior in brand specific forums. The interesting thing about Fuji and M43 is they are extremely tight knit photography communities more than Nikon and Canon these days. Sensitivity is stronger in these "tight knit" communities at this moment in time. You definitely see alot less "tension" between Canon and Nikon these days.
I blindly jumped into Fuji. I never had anyone really explaining the behavior of Fuji AF. One exception is a friend of mine flat out told me he cannot even touch a fuji Camera due to it's AF (I laughed when he said that before ever buying a fuji camera).
Fuji is not for everyone but I think there is a sweet spot for many photogs. Be it Primary system or secondary system.
I'm truly appreciating the fuji lenses. I'll admit the 56mm seems to act like a Canon EF 85 f/1.8 in sharpness and bokeh. I still dont feel it's on par with my 85Lmk2 though.
As you can see i seem to be vocal about the Fuji system. I'm just explaining to the OP that he must test the waters before diving in if Fuji AF can meet his needs for events work. Rent/borrow is the first hand experience in personal uses of his/her tools.
Again, your lengthy post continue to affirm my initial comment.
And the "sheltered" comment was a snub too but it's cool man this is the internet no hard feelings. I came to this board to learn from others and bounce ideas, not argue about autofocus.