I'm sorry zk00t, I still love you bro (no homo), but I don't like your comment one bit.
Here is the thing, two year old Flows are extremely old tech-wise. Flow is one of those companies that drastically improve from year to year. 2010 and 2011 Flows have been drastically improved from all years prior.
The responsiveness comment is also misleading. People always make it seem like Flows offer very little response. This is flat out wrong. In actuality, Flows offer better edge to edge power transfer from binding to board. Where Flows lose in the response category is the other types of movements such as side to side. You know, like when you are pressing out your board, spinning, etc... And that is in fact due to the strap design. Even then, Flow has refined their straps. Their I-Flex strap is awesome and offers the most responsiveness to date (in the Flow line).
By no means does Flow restrict you from doing any tricks or carving out some aggressive lines. It's just that traditional bindings make it slightly easier.
The huge pay-off from Flows isn't the ease of entry. It's the comfort. Hands down, there is no competition in the comfort department of bindings. Flow's caps are designed to distribute pressure evenly on your feet. This means greatly reduced foot fatigue. Now this is very noticeable. Of course, if you ride real mellow and only for a few hours then this isn't really important. But if you're like me and like to ride aggressive for long periods, then there is a huge difference.
I still love traditional bindings (I'm getting 390 bosses this season), but Flow gets a bad rep around more "core" snowboarders. Some of you guys are brutal man. Too often I hear about riders trashing Flows because a pair from 2007 was uncomfortable or heavy. Too often I hear about riders dogging Flows because their friend's 2006 Flow Flites broke. Then there are those powder junkies saying Flows are impossible for snow surfing days not knowing that Flow has since released a mini-ratchet system to completely resolve this issue. Their newer SE line took that solution a step further while also making the set-up process a complete breeze.
I always recommend Flows for people looking for the most comfort out of their bindings. The speed of entry is only good for riders who are uncomfortable bending/sitting down to strap into traditional bindings or people that shred mostly on small hills.