Yeah, I have different circumstances, but the open aspect is probably going to be a plus for me too. Between that and the potential sound quality to price ratio, I'm certainly still planing on buying them.
The "trial period" if you buy direct is also very nice. It's one of those things that I don't think I'd use, but just knowing I have the option is great. Most return policies in general are pretty absurd, but that's a whole other story.