That's a great idea. I have a cheap but very good monopod that goes about 65" that I'm thinking of using. If I can attach some type of small case or bag to the top of the monopod / tripod / etc. to hold the tinybox and my M10, the entire recording setup will be contained in a very small space. I have a couple small camera cases and a little neoprene one with a belt loop that can be attached to the monopod handle. Then it's just a matter of cable management.
My concern with monopod (as I interpret that concept) is that you'd have to hold it up?
With a tripod you can set it quickly whenever the opportunity is there and leave it while you do whatever other obligations you have. You can also place it in more favorable positions than ones where you'd have to stand next to or behind it. A small pouch draped underneath on a strap (within the legs) keeps the gear protected. The cables run down into that (I'm assuming thin gauge wires, though even a full mic cable can work if it is short and/or coiled within the diameter at the base).
I've found that as long as you're not in a drunken crowd of wookies (in the dark) people respect and are attentive to a stand. Standing room/pushing room in a crowd is not what you're trying to do of course. The camera tripod format is also better because it is more obvious about the space it is staking out. A traditional mic stand has legs that spread wider and very low to the grand so the outer dimensions of the real estate it occupies are not very obvious and those are easier to get accidentally entangled in.
Not that I'd leave this unattended in many situations but it can readily be left alone stage lip in a normal sort of seated crowd. And I'm not standing in front of everyone at the stage or trying to occupy a chair in the aisle/pit/camera well in front of the stage.
I probably have a picture somewhere of how this normally runs. I don't have to be too worried about cables and other pieces at most things I record so those are often on the stage lip behind the monitors. I'll take some at the next show.
As to the camera release plate vs. regular screw on bar I think there's not a huge amount of difference in assembly time if you're not prewired/connected. If you are prewired and connected then turning all that stuff around and around trying to screw the bar onto the stand really doesn't work.
BTW Gut's setup pictured there is awesome. Given the complexity I'd think you'd have to have something like that pre-rigged so that's a really nice deal. I'm not McGyver so work with off the shelf stuff