I really don't know what the big fuss is about. Where I am nobody complains about markings or whether they are imperial or metric. We just work with them. Have being doing so without any problem for more than a year. We love what we get out of them. Most DPs believe when I tell them we use MPs. There's nothing wrong with them. If I was forced to admit it would be the weight but after a few shoots you get used to it. Otherwise just go ahead and buy them.