I kinda agree about the cup. I don't think it is a safe design. It's not bad, but it seems to be an improvement over a normal cup in no particular way at all.
The bowl is better but I don't really see the improvement either. I have had them for a few years, but they just keep missing the cut. I seem to be able to get by with a cup alone most of the time, and if I was interested in more graceful living i would probably want just a regular lightweight plate. One thing is that with the magnitude of overpackaging in NA one is rarely at a loss for a vessel at any time.