I have a pair of 2012s I put on a capita stairmaster for when I'm jerking around with my kids or I'm riding the smaller local resorts. To be honest, I'm pretty impressed given what I paid for them, around $80 new. They have nice eva footbeds, the ankle strap is very padded/comfortable, toe strap stays put. They seem to be a bit softer than my 390s but not by much...more so in the highback. Anyway, I'm not one for doing butters, etc. but they're a legitimately good binding in my opinion especially since you can get them pretty cheap. Not sure what the knock on drake is but they put out a quality product.