I have the RRS MC-34 also... using the very fine MH-02 LR tilt head. I don't even think about it, just use it. When you can forget about the gear, when there's no fuss, it's more enjoyable for me.
I have quite a bit of RRS gear. I sort of ignore their political views and just enjoy their gear. To me, it's like watching a Mission Impossible movie..... I can separate Tom's religion from his acting. That said, I do understand why people feel differently than I do. I have a sort of double standard, I suppose. I put up with some things but not others. I won't watch a Woody Allen movie, for instance... I can't quite stretch that far. Same with Roman Polanski.... both very talented directors.
Did I venture too far off topic? If so, I apologize and if the mods feel this post should be deleted or edited, I'm fine with that.
Kim (the male variety) Canon 1D IV | 6Dc | 16-35 f/4 IS | 24-105 f/4 IS |100L IS macro | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 100-400Lii | 50 f/1.8 STM | Canon 1.4X III
RRS tripod and monopod | 580EXII | Cinch 1 & Loop 3 Special Edition