I don't see how it looks cheap. You can tell at a glance that it has top notch milling and fit.
As Simon says the macro is not ungainly. PE would not have made it were it ungainly. You can see from the photo that the macro causes no issues, and it's not like any normal fingers would go that far around even if you hold it that low.
Older egos had no room whatsoever for your fingers behind the reg yet nobody complained about them. Check the original etek for one.
Last edited by vijil; 03-01-2013 at 12:05 AM.