I guess I see the inner beauty of the TS-E 24. Fat and clumsy and knobbly and ugly --- none of this even comes up on the horizon when I think of the TS-E 24. Instead I think of agile and graceful and, most of all, *precision*. Sure on the outside it is bulky, heavy and apparently clumsy. But it is eye-splitting razor sharp from corner-to-corner, and its movements give so much incredible control over perspective and focus that I think of it as a incredibly agile, deft, powerful *precision* tool.
So for me it is the ultimate precision tool of light crafting, and in my mind I refer to it as a "light scalpel".
Not catchy, I know. But that's how I see it.
If I wanted catchy, I suppose I might call it the "the little shifty" (as opposed to its wider-angle counterpart, "the big shifty")?
But really, folks -- I think it is a tool that is at home as much in the hands of a surgeon as an artist (or a big clumsy galoot such as myself!).