I'll respond to those two points.
1) I meant I wish I could extend it's length not that it needs to be a ramp.
2) In this thread or another. I can't remember but I actually now have wear on mine as well.
I still love these bindings! New colors for 2014 look awesome!
I'm not sure if it work if the toe ramp and heel loop could be extended. If it did, they would be decreasing the kingpin action/response.
On a side note, I demoed these before purchase and knew about some of the issues (from the forum and my demo). They are great bindings and I'm happy with the purchase; even with the minor issues.
BTW, if anyone from Now is listening, when you release the updated straps, could you also make shorter straps available? I could just cut the excess, but it would look ghetto.