I got to use my cradle last weekend and have a couple of inputs. First of all it takes the same amount of time to locate satellites w/o the cradle as it does with.
My winter gloves are too big to get to the power button so I'll need to whip out the dremel.
And last I think i'm going to drill a small hole through the bottom lip with the cradle assembled to thread my lanyard through. It will serve as a lanyard and keep the 2 pieces together.
But before I mod it at all I'll offer to trade it to anyone with the Kydex version because the CF looks to good on my dirtbike.