So I'm about to place the order on my first Scarlet (wahoo!!), and I've got a pretty nice kit specced out. The only question I had for you more experienced redusers was whether the side handle is necessary or not. I've worked on quite a few Epic shoots were we didn't have the side handle and only the Touch monitor, and it didn't seem to be a problem at all. So what exactly is the use of it? I am going with a Red Brick system so the ability to have a RedVolt doesn't really matter to me. Is it just for the user buttons at that point? Do AC's find it that much more helpful to warrant another $1,000?
Essentially what I'm asking is this - if I'm not planning to use redvolts and I have the 5.0 inch Touch monitor, do I need the side handle?