I'm about to buy a new single speed, and my choices have come down to the Fuji Declaration and the Fuji Feather. What will finalize my decision is whether or not the handlebars on the Fuji Feather are as much of a pain in the ass as they look. As you can see in the image I have attached, the Feather's handlebars are track-style drop handlebars, but their brakes are in the same place they would go on conventional handlebars. Is there some sort of benefit to this configuration that a noob like me wouldn't be aware of? Or, as I suspect, are they simply an unnecessary hassle?
Here is a picture with a good view of the handlebars: