Well put H.A.
I have had a full quiver of Switch Methods for a several months now and I will say that on the first couple of occasions I used them I did have slight stability problems when parked directly overhead, with the bar out in light gusty conditions.
I learnt how deal with this within a couple of sessions by either using the sliding stopper ball (that actually works well) to keep a little tension on the rear lines when parked or by just not standing around on the beach with the bar fully out and the kite directly overhead.
In the water flying the kite I have absolutely no issue with stability.
I purchased the kites at pretty much the end of our summer season here in Western Australia so (except for a short stint in Mauritius) have mainly flown them in gusty frontal onshore type winds and the more I fly them the more I love them.
In these conditions (directly onshore) it can often be hard to get out through the shore break if there is a decent swell but I have found the Methods to be better than any other kite I have tried for this.
Also when wave riding in these conditions it is often difficult to stop being pulled off the face of the wave or to position yourself well on a wave and not lose line tension, but once again I have found the Methods to be very, very good.
You can de-power the kite almost completely with a fairly small movement of the bar so the kite just sits there to stay on the wave or if you find yourself in a tricky spot you can send the kite shooting across the window to get yourself out of trouble.
They may not be the easiest kite for an absolute beginner to get the most out of but for anyone with basic+ to intermediate and beyond flying skills you should love them and your wave riding almost definitely improve. For a start you are bound to get more waves.
On the bar pressure, as I have said before I find them perfect for me. If Switch do decide on a next generation model to try to please the few people that want lighter pressure, I hope they at least give us an option because I want them to stay just the way they are.
I have had several sessions lately on the 7 in gusty frontal winds that have gone from 20-35 knots within minutes and the kites have always been extremely stable and predictable, I can't wait till I go on my annual trip North and try them in some really good conditions.