I think it's a bit better for both, not huge difference for me, but some. I still wish they were canted a bit.
On another note...got an email back from NOW and they are sending me some new ladders, they also said they are aware of the issue with the ladders and are working on improvements for next season. Sounds good to me.
well if you don't mind my trick, you can try some snow cant, with the boots stepping on them it creates a nice feeling...
worked for me