They've come a long long long way
Anyone who says they're hard to put on, hasn't taken the time to set them up properly so it's your own fault. You should be able to step up and pill the hiback up with ease and it'll feel nice and snug.
I used to have like 2008 the fives, they've held up well, i now have M9s and they're great. I like being able to step in off the lift right away and go without even stopping.