Just got the system tonight. Build quality is solid Like I said, the biggest selling point for me was the the all metal chassis and pieces. Everything locks securely in place once its all balanced. Nothing moving, just feels like a solid piece of metal.
It folds up really nicely: i.e. you only need to fold it in half. No other collapsing necessary. It's actually smaller than I expected. About half the width and 3/4 the length of your average avy shovel (just the shovel not the handle). That will be great in the pack.
Balancing took about 30 min with a T2i, lens, and mic setup. Completely intuitive which should make for an easy setup wherever I'm filming. I have two of the chrome metal weights off and it seems good so far...I might end up changing that? not exactly sure yet ... have to get out and use it!
Overall, (so far) I'd say it was exactly what I was looking for. small and collapsable with solid structure. Took some video with it for a little test through the house and it looks great. Not gonna test her anymore tonight.... iiiiitsFRIday.
Good luck man,