I tried one on this morning for the heck of it, and WOW. There really is no comparison to those infernal Depend Max. I feel like I'm sitting on a pillow right now.
I'm not fond of the tapes - although perhaps I'm doing something wrong there - the ends of the tapes have no glue on them and, as a result, they're slipping out of place when I shift.
Other than that, and readjusting to being forcibly bowl-legged again for the first time in 30-odd years, these were definitely worth the premium. Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to get the wifey into one tonight!