For me the current Scarlet is a major let down. I am a very sickly person, and the thought of having to deal with large s35mm cine lens in the sort of wet area I am in is not good. Plus to kit out a Scarlet-x with Red lens and accessories is easily going to be 3 times plus the cost of the fixed kit. The fixed would have been a very convenient camera to use over the x, and instead of a prosumer camera.
However, something gives me pause to think of a more compact scarlet:
You notice the unnatural defocus, duller in the middle, and the chromatic abberations and problems around the edges. But how much can such compact lens systems in s35, ff35mm and ff65mm formats be refined, with auto features also added. A number of image problems can also be removed by software in post. This means it would be possible to do a compact weather sealed s35 unit instead of a fixed to suit different stye of shooting requirements. You could also revisit 4/3rds or s16 scarlets. The issue is, does any of this compact fast lens technology able to transfer over to a compact equivalent 35-350mm lens? I would say to Red, think about it.
What do you think?