I looked ad it and I agree with you on all those points.I really like the stopping power of Hydraulic discs on my current tadpole, but the SA 90mm drum hubs have (to my mind) a lot going for them.
Just my 2-penneth.
- Less fiddly to set-up, align etc.
- Virtually maintenance free.
- The shoes on them seem to last a lifetime.
- Unaffected by rain, snow.
- Dead easy to pop a wheel off for maintenance and no resetting of caliper alignment etc. etc.