Kudos to the design team at Union. In my hands they seem to have fixed any of the issues I've had with them up to I think the Contact Pro. If memory serves ( it's been a long weekend) the Atlas, Factory, SL, and MC are still press and pull toe ratchets. The Factory looks pretty bomber, CANTED. The Contact Pro gets a mini disc and now its only something like 5% plastic touches the board. All the toe straps got overhauled and I really don't see an issue with that anymore. Not as good as making them all levered release, but the press and pulls have a different mechanism and should release easier. The Force has foam all the way to the board now.
These seem like good moves and I am optimistic for the product as a whole and hope I'm given the chance to get in some bindings.