I have a pair of forces from this year and I love them. They're very "simple" looking but they are way more comfortable than my burton triads from 08. I had doubts about the toe ratchet being really tough to release, but that is a total non issue after having used them a dozen days. The toe strap holds real well on my boots (burton sabbath) but the toe is kind of squarish, I hear more rounded toe boots have issues with the toe strap holding on.
With my triad bindings my foot would often get numb during the day on the lift, but the forces do not have this problem at all for some reason. I guess their ankle strap claims were true.