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Hi MKSA,
Thanks, we agree, it is a neat design. But oh man did it take a lot of hours to make it look simple.

How does it compare? It is lighter and smaller yes. But that is only half the story.
The biggest advantage is that it is easier to use and much more adaptable.
The unique breech loading system makes loading filament dead easy.
(Oh that reminds me, I need to update the photo's here, we announced the new and improved version a day or so ago.)
The adapter system allows the small Nimble to fit on almost any 3d printer. It also makes it easy to upgrade. Want to start using a Chimera? Simply add a Nimble, no need to buy a whole new dual extruder.
And finally, my buddy in Australia insisted that we made it so that you can use it upside down. We call it being ambidextrous. Again, this helps you to position it to perfection on your printer.

There are a lot more little details, like a garbage chute for the filament grindings. Add-ons that are coming, like a filament sensor, etc etc.
All in all, you buy a system that will allow you to grow.

Does that answer your question? :-)

Lykle and Brian