I have the ninja- but i use it for completely different reasons (live capture off of an HD mixer). I think the red workflow in Premiere is really fast and easy, so I guess I don't see the benefit here- unless maybe FCP is the preferred NLE, and working in ProRes is easier? I haven't used FCP much since the Adobe suite started supporting FLUT and the other Red color science.
I understand problems regarding travel- that makes sense. I imagine once people start using small thunderbolt raid devices, then edits on the road will be easier.
Is processor time/ Red Raw debayer a big deal on new laptops? I have an 8-core desktop, but it is the mac pro from 07, which means it is really an 06 machine, so processors should be at least 2x the speed now right?