I don't follow. Isn't it the perfect scenario to be firmly binded in, without feeling strap pressure on your foot?
Yea, I agree. I don't see what the OP is worrying about. It's like the only problem... is there is no problem.
Chandler, there are many things I don't like about Burton, and I have broken a fair number of their bindings (pretty much all bindings break if you ride them hard enough), but their ratchets are top notch and not flawed.
To me it sounds like deepcove didn't install his bindings properly (they are a lot of adjustments that might confuse a novice who doesn't know how to set things up). I'm skeptical that his 60 lbs son broke two baseplate in one season (I'm only 150 lbs, and it took me a while and lot of crashes to break my baseplates). Again, sounds like user installation error to me.
Like I said, whiel I wasn't thrilled that my Burton binding did break (one highback, one baseplate, one of my friend' heelcup), in all cases the Burton Warranty was super responsive and super eager to help us out free of charge. Burton makes some good bindings, and they make less than good bindings... I don't think you can single them out from any other company really.