in all honesty i think that idea is for someone that doesnt own a pair of unions and is thinking of buying them can get an idea of how they will perform...
you can argue about the toe cap(fits my ambush boots so no problem there) but to bitch about the buckle come on..great bindings...everyone def helped me way back when i was contemplating what to buy
and that what its all about helping others that didnt have a chance to own them,or else we can go on and on like should a get a burton or some other board stuff...personal preferences but the buckle is just fine
It may be fine to some, but that has been unions number one complaint by people for seasons now. I think its just being ignorant as a company to not take that feedback.