Although usability isn't as good as the Steez, the form factor and performance of the Metaniums makes it difficult for me to branch out. Specifically, the palmability of the Metaniums is just such a unique feel. However, I really want a Steez SV for skipping docks. I was hoping that Steez would start inching toward more Metanium-like dimensions, but I found pics from multiple angles here https://reelcatalog.com/brands/daiwa/24-steez-sv-tw
and it appears to still be a significantly wider stance than the Metaniums. I'll wait to hear some performance reviews before deciding, but will probably still get one for skipping.