I am beginning to love this tool and I really liked the Nomic. But this thing is addictive. As I described the Ergo this morning to a buddy...."think a Nomic after a massive dose of steroids". Ya, a big step up even at my level of climbing. This tool is going to open even more climbing than most ever expected. Even with pommels that strip out the Ergo is good enough to even over look that fault short term.
Here is a good read on the new tool. I was of the same opinion originally....too radical. Now I am thinking it will go into the alpine with me. Some might recognise the climber in the You Tube video, uber hardman, and obviously still stick'in it, Scott Backes.