I had a full day to test the GTs, and if i could describe the experience in one word, it would be "magnificent".
It took me a few run to get used to strapping in standing up, and yes the straps took a few minutes to adjust properly, but once I had everything dialed up, my god what a difference it made to my riding over the old forum factions I used to ride. Great response, and awesome amount of stiffness to bend my big ass board.
Strapping in was a breeze once I got used to it, and it easily saved me at lest 3 minutes each run, so if you do the math, I did over 20 runs today, so that's almost 60 minutes of saved time = profit!
Overall I'm super pleased with them, no more pressure points, and the feeling was very supportive! Like if my board/bindings/boots were all one.
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.