I really like the new shape of the Campy Levers. I feel they are more comfortable and the new extended lever blade is great. I also like the improved front shifter throw and shift feel. Ulitimately I sold off my cross sets because Gore had not yet made a compatible cable system for the new shifters and I grew tired of adjusting for contamination and decreased shift perfomance after every race (something I never had to do with the previous generation of lever - with or with out Gore Cables). Inspite of selling them off they are still my favorite lever shape made.