Okay, I'm impressed. 15 percent in the middle ring. I paid extra for a smaller chain ring and a more widely spaced cassette - for a couple of 14 percenters on my route. Now, I love my 9 speed, with it's overdrive, granny, and stump puller options.
Afterthought - who would want to "share the road" with a fleet of vehicles sedately taking the lane at ~ 5mph?
Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.