Much better than the old version
I really like the new version of this binding. The height adjustment changes are significantly easier than the previous version. I also use the older TLT vertical and these are much easier to use. The new flip system to adjust the height is way easier than the twist with your pole version the older dynafit bindings use. Dunno about the taking off the binding to switch from ski to walk, both of my dynafits require me to take the binding off in order to switch from ski to walk. You can, however, switch from walk to ski without taking them off. After using them for half this touring season on my Armada JJ's I am very pleased over all. These are definitely more for touring than serious skiing and I would not recommend trying to huck or to ski very sketchy terrain as they will not hold as tightly as a traditional skiing binding.