I could not decide between the Genesis and the Union SL bindings, so I bought both and tried them out. I loved the performance of the SLs, but the straps were not as comfortable as i had hoped...and the toe straps stuck really badly. In contrast, the Genesis were easily the most comfortable bindings I have ever ridden. The straps are a dream. At first, I didn't like the responsiveness, but after you ride them a couple days you get a feel for it. You don't feel that pressure or twitchiness that you get in a super responsive binding. It is more subtle, but at the same time, it does exactly what you want. I love these bindings.