This was my first race style binding so I do not have much experience comparing them all. I use them for long range trips in Alaska and Central Asia. This binding is flawless. I use Dynafit cable leashes on the toes, and they work fine. I definitely recommend getting the heel risers and crampons too.
I have added some plum race bindings to my gear room since and can say I much prefer the German engineering to the French. Of note the titanium pins will not work with the heel risers. Buy them with steel unless you are a only going to race. But they do swap out easily with a hammer and drift pin.