I would much rather have a crowned barrel than a thread protector, no threads to worry about gauling, no loose parts to constantly check, a sturdier muzzle (no worrys about smacking something and bending the end of your barrel), and I think it looks cleaner. A lot cleaner. I will never run a Can, and dont need a comp or flash hider. The tacticool factor really doesnt do anything for me. Maybe Im just in the minority, but I am still going to keep my fingers crossed that H gets this on his list!!!!