I find myself riding my Ride NRc's over my Union Force because the foot bed is stupid comfy, the toe cap is sweet, and the ankle strap is just fine. The ratchets treat me just fine also.... I have the newer style ratchets and I've got no complaints.
So I wouldn't leave out the comfort of a footbed...
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. Thatís my religion." - Abraham Lincoln
Moral of the story: If your going to rob people, wear a diaper.