I took that to mean you were supposed to ask Sil3ence via PM. Wow, sticking my nose in other's business. Sorry. I'm bored...
Oh. I'll shoot him a pm later then if he doesn't want to post in the thread.
I'd probably go for recessed sockets but not soft canals. Not too fussed about either though.
I have neither. I would get the soft canals if I had to do it over - I think it would be a bit more comfortable, and I am very easy on equipment, so durability would be less of an issue for me. If you use them all the time, every day, the soft canals might not be as durable. I wouldn't bother with the recessed sockets though. IMHO, of course.