Very compelling responses since I last checked this thread yesterday... The more water breaks the better, for sure; and I see that moving the suspension up or down between a branch would otherwise require unthreading and rethreading the tape through its loop (which would, in turn require disassembly of the downstream suspension).
I still see them as a way to possible cut through the straps. No one has had any inkling of problem with the Ti clips in the field? Also, the angle that you must use them properly doesn't cause misalignment with your continuous ridgelines? If y'all say they're good-to-go then I'll pull the trigger on them. I just have my doubts since I never had a issue (in terms of webbing integrity or ridgeline alignment) just feeding my tape through its own loop.