I've never had issues with the full size XLR. I just picked up a solo -db and ALO Rx Mk3-B, and I don't see any real issues with the Kobiconn either, though I kind of wish it was straight instead of right angled. As long as one excercises a bit of restraint when plugging and unplugging, I think the Kobiconn connector will be pretty reliable. Given a choice though, unless I'm using IEM's, I like the size and firmness and heft of the XLR's. They are less fiddly to me.