Sounds like you take a lot of trips...good for you...enjoy life!!!
I was extremely interested in an x100 after seeing it at my dealer a few weeks ago. Almost bought it on the spot. I have been looking for a smaller travel system which my E-P3 and upcoming Om-D will provide. I just happen to wait and started researching and found out about the issue. Seems like it happened to you right where most people get hit with it. I know it's a great camera and hopefully that is the last you have seen of that issue.
I purchased the VF-2 to go with the Pen, so I have a viewfinder if need be. And although we always use them on the DSLR of course, i have found myself not using it to much yet, but I have not done much work in bright sun lately.
Anyway...seems like the X100 is now serving you well. All in all this smaller camera stuff is a bit fun...