I have the Targas and the Cartels (but they're old, probably 05'ish?). Now I can't comment on how much the Cartels have changed over the years, but here is my experience:
I bought last years Targas to replace the 05ish Cartels. Put the Cartels on my gf's board and she kept commenting on how much her feet were hurting. I thought it was the boots, but just in case I put my Targas on her board and the Cartels back on my board.
Now my feet hurt. She hates the un-changeable forward lean of the Cartels, which I never had a problem with (do they still have this where you can't have your high backs straight up?), but the last 2 times out riding - my feet now hurt when they didn't hurt when I rode the Targas.
Targas will take a little bit of time to set up (super customizable), but once they are dialed in they feel and perform great.