I like them, bought a couple just recently, like the low-snag nose
don't know which Petzl crab you were looking at, but they all seem over-priced to me anyway. as for the the bent gate Austrialpin, I know the bend is slight but in my book that's fine for trad climbing where I place gear with more time to spare than on maybe a sport route, and there is less chance of the rope unclipping in a fall.
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