Know what you mea about them being a little marmite
personally I like them, and have the v-brake version in another bike ....
the V-brake STI that I am familiar with were two units: brake lever and shfters merged into one, the brake lever did the brakes and the two shitter levers did the gears - the hydraulic combo uses the brake
lever as the shifter lever
whcih makes them totally different.
I know the ones you mean, but the m760 v-brake version are the same as the hydraulic version, where the brake lever shifts as well...
Have to see how the brakes go - they are fitted now