Only some of the camera setting are in the viewfinder but not all, and they are in green colour only in my viewfinder but on the LCD they are white and easy to see, maybe thats why canon made the 600D and 60D to view everything in one live view mode like a P&S camera easy to use but bigger to see than a P&S. love it.
If you and others want to push your face up to your camera just to take a picture that up to you but not me, we are all different in life we all have our own opinions, we are all learners of the DSLR world....just stay happy.
I love my 60D better. Yes I didn't buy it for Boke - Boken I got it because it can take better pictures than a P&S can also you can change the lens, Sony,Nikon don't make me laugh with toy cameras.
live view can be handy but i just cant imagine anybody serious about photography not liking the viewfinder. the ONLY time i use live view is when i dont want to lay on the floor to get a shot from a different angle. like you said, to each his own though.
now your last statement, sony and nikon = toy cameras? gtfo of here with that. if you're loyal to one brand then fine, so be it. but if you seriously think the brand of camera you use has a significant affect on your final image you have no clue what you're talking about. you're better off giving the 60d to someone who can use it and buy a lumix gf2 instead. not to sound harsh but you really rub people the wrong way with your half thought through comments.