...If you really want the simplified, traditional Leica experience, what you need is something like this...
No light meter in the camera, roll your own film. Done and done.
Costs less than $6k, too. At least at first. :-)
UPDATE: It turns out the 1957 Leica and 7-element 50mm collapsible Summicron lens (Henri Cartier-Bresson's favorite and most-used lens, by the way) in the top photo is for sale. It is museum-quality—its only flaw is a tiny pinhole (almost too small to see) in the chrome plating on the back left of the top plate, which is however very probably how it came from the factory. The lens comes with box and papers and has a completely clear front element. Probably shouldn't be a user...it's too good to spoil now that it's nearly sixty years old yet still in ideal condition. Contact me if you're interested and I'll put you in touch with the owner. —Mike the Ed.
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George Feucht: "I did the math and bulk loading doesn't save money, for some reason. A roll of Tri-X is $5. The 100' bulk roll is over $100. For the 18–19 36-exposure rolls you get, it actually costs more to load yourself. Weird, right?"
Mike replies: But rolling your own is more of a pain in the you-know-where, so it would be more in the spirit of an M-D, right?
Gordon Cahill: "Does it do video? Kinda pointless if it doesn't shoot 4K, isn't it?"