Oh im well aware of their wonderful functionality. I have L brackets for both of my cameras WITH their battery grips on, but a lot of time for walk around shooting I'll run my 5DmkII without a grip. I was just debating if is worth buying two MORE L Brackets. Something doesn't feel right about $500+ for 4 tripod plates
"Walk-around"? You carry tripods at those times? If not, maybe just pick up a couple of basic A-S non-L plates for those times.