I started saving all of Guy's audio advice to my hard-drive.
70D is an amazing camera, and the 100mm f/2.8 (both L and non-L) is an amazing lens. This combo is great for portraits, macro, and food.
If you cannot take great pictures with these (and with help of wither flash or continuous light) you wont be able to take any great pictures with anything else. I mean it in a supportive way :)
It is immature and assumptive to ask Lofar to show Lofar's work if you disagree with what Lofar says.
It is immature because there is no correlation between one's film-making skill and one's ability to answer questions. Einstein's work is theoretical -- other people proved him right by setting up experiments to test his hypothesis. Similarly, our siblings film-critics can go about blasting Nolan's work all they want yet no mature person asks a film critic about how many films a critic made.
Also, it is assumptive because none of us are on the same playing field. Other things being equal (to simplify -- same white room with two actors, no lights, but director lets you chose lenses and angles) then pretty much everybody on this board would produce very similar results. But incomes, locales, job, family, military duty, etc. get in the way making us chose what to focus on: weddings, own stories, practice with friends, etc. All those choices made before we even start filming affects the way our work looks far before we even get to a set and in a far more dramatic fashion.
Finally, we are all in the same boat -- all of us are trying to make it, yet none of us made it in the industry yet. The reels that we post have only one purpose which is to show that we know how to turn the camera on and save the other posters time from prefacing their post with a lengthy advice to us about how to turn a camera on.
I've been in your shoes with the 70D -- just could not make up my mind about ML. I had the ML on all of the Rebels I had but hesitated about the 70D. Especially back when I had it the ML was very early alpha.
Take a look if instead installing the Cinestyle flat profile will scratch your itch:
It did mine.
You have a great setup. Once you start doing corporate videos or short films you will probably realize that there are lenses you barely use and hence you'll end up selling a piece or two.
Another way is to use a "montage" technique described in The Film Sense book:
You focus on the rundown state of the village, play sad music and let the viewer's mind form associations to form an emotion of disappointment in their head. They will project it onto the character.
Here is the book: