Okay, I owe mtnbiker66 an apology. Several times I took part in all the wisecracks regarding his age and at one point I think I made a correlation between advanced age and his choice of Ergon grips.
Well, I put on a pair on my Surly Big Dummy and think they're awesome. I may get another pair and put them on my XC rig.
Then again I am 38 so maybe I'm just getting old.