yes, i am one of those who needs to know everything, so i read a lot of church history from all perspectives (OO, EO, catholic, protestant, atheist).
i would have no problem joining an EO church in the future (eg. if i go to live in a country which is predominantly EO, which is a real possibility in the future) as i believe the Christology is basically the same in the two groups of orthodox churches. the language used is a bit different, and the terrible split that happened is very sad, but the beliefs are the same.
as for venerating chalcedon era EO saints, i think i could do that, assuming that no single perspective in the history is 100% accurate and accepting that they did many good things and a few bad things (that is those that treated the OO badly).