|: I thought I would post it to get feedback. This guy swore they were better then his protecs and gave him his much wanted ability to maneuver easier.
He surely believes this very firmly. Maybe it is even true in some sense. But is which sense? How does he define "better"? Does he have some objective proof for this?
I think you are on the right track when you say that the application domain of the different protectors is just different. I think the statement of this guy would be like saying that vertical roller skates are the best. The best for what? Surely not for figure skating!