I tend to keep my camera on when i expect something to show up - like a ‘flighty’ darner - otherwise I have it switched off hanging around my neck together with my binocs.
I’m a hiking birdwatcher so i usually stroll or walk some 12-20km per birding day. A heavier camera would be a drag and keeping my dsc on the whole time, would drain the battery…especially since i’m a great fan of the gps function which i hope is runnng 96% of the time-in-use. A record without a precise location is somehow useless for me.
Smart thing to switch off the LCD!, I hardly ever use that anymore.