there is the mental analysis, and then the actual moment you commit
it's like most gear purchase, you really cant say till you try it. The A7x has been a particularly peculiar experiment for me. The MF aids were so good that most of my lenses are now MF due to the size savings and good accuracy. I'll still use AF glass on occasion, but it's not a high priority, even when shooting events.
I do rely on a few AF lenses for events, but more of a coincidence than a pure need for AF. FE 55 and EF 135L. I shoot the FE 55 because it's legitimately small, and AF fantastic wide open. Probably among the very best 50's available. I have to give up 2/3 stop compared to a 1.2 lens, but I'm fine with that since the 135F2 is only F2, so my workflow is similar since I'm at similar aperture/shutter/iso. Previously, shooting with the 135 would require very high shutter speeds without IS, so I would use a 70-200ii for events....
LOVE the 50 / 135 combo, fits my style very well.
for day to day shooting, you'll never catch me with the 135, instead, I have much smaller and lighter and less expensive options.
Nikon 105 f2.5, very nice lens, a bit heavy though 400+ grams.
OM 24mm f2.8 ~200g, small as the 40 pancake. basically, you can have a small day to day kit, with fairly inexpensive manual glass, and a heavier substantial kit when you feel like it. Sometimes, you can carry a single tiny lens like the voigtlander 40 f1.4 when you want a truly small package.
having these options available is a very enjoyable shooting process. All of them can instantly have IS, and 42mp for a healthy crop mode..... very very nice. Cant say I've enjoyed another camera this much.... it's like a super digital back.
Sony A7siii/A7iii/ZV-1 - FE 24/1.4 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 - 28-200 RXD
Panasonic G9 - Laowa 7.5/2 - PL 15/1.7 - P 42.5/1.8 - OM 75/1.8 - PL 10-25/1.7 - P 12-32 - P 14-140