I really like my brifters. Dunno if it's better or not, but I find myself shifting a lot and braking when I'm in the drops and not having to move my hands to shift/brake is a godsend. I really really enjoy having my eyes ahead on the road and not having to worry about where my shifter and brakes are. Really enjoy not having to move my hands to do it. I upgraded from 2300 to 105 just so I can shift properly in the drops, 2300 has a thumb shifter.