Okay, I'm coming from many years of mtb racing along with an almost equal number of years of road bike use (training but no racing). I've used a converted mtb for a few 'cross races over the years but I finally took the plunge and bought a 'cross bike (LeMond Poprad Disc).
I'm wondering if there are good reasons for me to keep the drop bars on the bike. I don't hate them, but I did have 'em move slightly twice. Now, I figure that an mtb flat bar is going to be lighter and it isn't going to move.
I've thought about the "different hand placement" argument for the drop bars, but I've certainly had plenty of long days in the saddle on my mountain bike and I've survived...