Yeah I've been using these for a few weeks now and I like them a lot better. I have some of the old strips on my meter at work and they seem really archaic now. The little point on the sides really does help...makes it seem like it takes less blood.
I just opened up my latest box of test strips and saw that the mini-canisters weren't the normal color (blue). I got really excited, opened them up, and saw the new little nubbies on the side! I'm super psyched about trying them out! I hate it when I have to prick my fingers 2 or even 3 times because I couldn't seem to get enough blood. (After 3 times I give up, assuming the universe doesn't want me to test right then.)
I almost posted on Facebook about my new strips and then I realized no one would know what I was talking about:)