I spent some time using the Canon 60D and as I have said previously it is a very "Nikon-like" camera. However after using it for a while I have to admit that I am no longer a fan of LCD screens that flip out to the left of the DSLR body like on the 60D and the new Nikon D5100.
While using the 60D I found that having the LCD extend out to the left meant that my wrist kept putting pressure upwards on the LCD pivot. I few times I came close to snapping it off while instinctively reaching for the lens to focus or zoom with my left hand.
I do a lot of waist level shooting when using a variable LCD. However with the screen out to the left I couldn't hold the camera comfortably while adjusting the zoom with my hand on the lens barrel. My left wrist would always bump up against the LCD and move it.
I much prefer how Sony's cameras have their articulating screens hinged behind the LCD. I think that's the most comfortable. You can view the screen from above or below without it getting in the way of your wrist or the tripod.
Has anyone else experienced this with the D5100? I thought it might just be the 60D but the D5100 gave me the same problem. Maybe I just have Popeye arms?