I also like the pulling tab, is it possible to have it so that people who prefers it can purchase one to add to the new strap?
That's the plan. Has been since the inception of the Cinch II's modular concept.
What we are releasing here is the foundation of a system; the base model if you will. This "base" model is, in every functional aspect, an improvement over the first Cinch. The hardware functions better, the plate is more flexible, the bottom mounting solution is superior to the bottom+side, it weights less, stitching is better and the cost has been dramatically cut. In short, our base model is something that we think beats the pants off of other camera straps out there.
If you think the machined pull tab was cool and you miss it, not to worry. It will be back, but I think you aren't going to miss it for very long when you see the kind of stuff we will be able to make in the future.