I'm not looking to start another "which is better" fight. I'm looking for real experiences from anyone who has switched from sram to campy, for whatever reason, and if they're happy they made the jump. I'm considering moving from Rival to Chorus, however I test rode a bike with Record on it today (which I understand is functionally the same as Chorus) and was surprised by how often I needed to trim the front derailleur. On my Rival FD I can go through the entire cassette on the big ring and not need to trim at all. Even in the big-big combo, which I know is a no no. My question is, is this everyone else's experience as well or did I ride a poorly adjusted bike?
Bottom line is as suggested by others and also now myself - that's correct - you rode a poorly adjusted bike. The Campy drivetrain is intended to not need any trimming in the large chainring - including the big - big.
And for that matter, a properly adjusted Shimano or SRAM should also behave the same.