Running bicycle for thousands km gives no visual result, but moment of glory, so, my analogy with film M photography is fishing. In both cases, you might get some results. Fish or photo. "Catch of the day" is perfect term for both. HCB was the hunter, for real and in photography.
Well, I also understand analogy with well balanced bicycle. Rod, line, bobber, sinker and hook works only if all is balanced as well. But fishing is the key to understand why you don't need fancy dress and expensive bicycle or hand crafted commercially made rod, sonar from military ship and nothing, but Lund boat.
The common mistake among beginners in photography or those who never started, but have money to buy most expensive cameras and lenses, because of primitive assumption what expensive is the best, technically; is what Leica is super camera. It is not and it is far from it. Some Fuji X will beat digital M and Nikon SLRs are more advanced technically than film M. But same is in fishing, where fancy crowds are getting out-fished by locals with simple tackle, film M are allows you to keep it simple, yet balanced. And just like fishing, the moment of opportunity for fish willing to bite is short, so knowing waters and fish behavior is the key. Advanced and expensive gear is not. By the time you have it reviewed on the sonar, get your fancy ten rods out, local boy will cast the line, get the fish and gone. Because fish is willing to bite once.
Three (technical) steps to realize what you need film M.
First, you'll need to realize what having VF (where everything always "in focus") in the corner allows you to have both eyes open, keeps your noise free for breathing and let you head to stay strait. If you think it is not something significant... you are Nikonian then. Assuming what having VF with always clear view and head straight is simply safety operational issue we could move forward to the next step towards film M. We are not always tend to keep both eyes open. SLRists lives with tunnel vision. Yes, they have noise squished, head turned and all they see in VF is what lens allows them. If you think is it awkward way to photograph... Step number two. The Frameline. It sets you free from tunnel vision. Film M has them. They say, so what, some Zeiss and else has it too. Step number tree. Do you like your bicycle to be balanced in operational way? Only film M does it. You could fiddle it. Film M is extremely well balanced to be operated in the fast and intuitive way. No grips, thumbs-ups, soft releases are needed. Film M are designed to be fast and conformable to hold for hours by being "naked". Do you put fancy spoiler on bicycle?
If you have all three steps made, you'll be able to get the catch of the day with film M before most of Nikonians will be able to focus on the same subject.
But all what I'm saying could be nothing but rubbish to you. I'm 100% ready to accept it. One and very simple step (emotional) to film M is at the time then you are realize what film M is nothing but sexy thing. And it is, oh, yeah. Can't wait to get home and touch it!