Comparisons are so much fun! Comparisons make it easy to decide which things go and which stay when contemplating modifications or adjustments.
My "more responsive" is someone else's "too darn twitchy" It's not better, just different..... my own preferences, developed around a no-wind environment forced upon me by moving. Then enough hours to prove it's worth the change, expense.
Believe me, I watched a-plenty from the sidelines before mastering these difficult conditions. I moved from Chicago to Ft Lauderdale, then to DC and none of my darn kites would fly anymore! When you hang around a bunch of builders/engineers it's quite natural to fiddle with things. Most experiments end in failure. The important part is what did you learn? I've learned a lot and now want all that crap I like on my kites. I used to build kites myself but the factory can set you up with stuff better than I can craft myself (now anyway, that wasn't always the case!)
I have two Old Glory masterpiece kites, one with a french bridle and one stock. I also keep two 75% shook mesh kites the same way. What's really fun is trying to fly two at once with different bridles. It keeps you honest. Dugard makes this easy looking though.
You can't buy hours of experience with a visa card or I'd be one of the best pilots <LOL!>