Yeah, scrap the evil red beam and offer us something professional that working people can count on. The flash head is wonderful, why do we have to Mickey Mouse it to make it work. I have attached industrial velcro all around my flash heads so I can use snoots, barn doors, bounce cards. LumiQuest attachments, they work but the rest of the lighting world has this figured out, is there something I'm missing, are we playing with an attitude that speedlights are still amateur gear, then why make us a unit that costs as much as a monolight that really needs some more practicality built in.
I still hate the way the thing is programmed, wish we just had switches and dials rather than push this button once but push it twice if you want something else, nothing standard here, I really want to concentrate on taking the photos, not programing my damn speedlight so I've taken the advice and dropped the use of the Canon wireless and bought Skyports, I also followed the other professional advice and use manual on the speedlights and have scrapped using ETTL unless I use the short coil cord ETTL when I want to hand hold the flash in some circumstances.
So a whole bunch of that built in menu junk is wasted money to me and the people I learned from here on the forum. And I can use the same methods that I use with my monolights so all I've gained is being able to use something that's lighter.
We want to focus our attention on the subject we are lighting and how the lights going to look, not how to learn another menu which will change again with the next model. Simple example, the older Canon speedlights with the manual switch for slave or master is something you don't even have to think about, just flip the switch and shoot.
Focus on the talent, focus on the subject, grrrrrrrrr...
Now I'm irritated.