2 months in with etap and I LOVE IT!
Before I was on shimano's mechanical ultegra 6800 for around 3,5 years, always had trouble with the rear derailleur not shifting correctly, even after frequent set ups, shifting would turn back to faulty gear changing in a matter of a week.Then there was the front mech...that was a mess as well, especially when I needed it the most! Had it fail on me multiple times during races....Couldn't take it anymore, so when I got a new bike frame and the problems continued,I decided that electronic is the way...first had my eye on the new Ultegra 8050 Di2, but seeing it was going to be late, since it was just released to the market at the time,I said "F*ck it, I'm getting the best I can", and went with eTap since it was around 300 euros more and was at the top level, whereas dura ace would have cost me an arm and a leg....Best decision I have ever made!!!! First of all, the way you shift is just lovely!!! I had only used shimano in the past, so in the begining I was afraid that it would take me a while to get used to sram, but no, got used to it instantly, never to this day have I gone up or down the cassete when wanting to do the opposite.As for the quallity of shifting, I did find the rear derailleur to be a little slow for my taste but got used to it, also at first, I had some serious problems with the front derailleur...wasn;t set up correctly and so it wasn't working most of the time...I was so angry that I wanted to destroy it....after 2 weeks of suffering from very bad shifting and contant set up failures, my mechanic finally set it up correctly and now it just works flawesly!!! never have I ever been able to change from small to big ring with such ease, it's AMAZING!!!! All in all, eTap so far for me is perfect, rear derailleur might need a speed boost but other than that, just perfect! every time I get to change gears, I still feel excited, even though 2 months have passed...eTap is just so cool
...And I haven't even mentioned about the box that it came in!