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IMO, range isn't of much concern for what we do. So long as a trigger can reliably fire to 100' or so, most of us are in good shape.
That said, I've all but given up on ETTL triggers. The cost and complexity of such a system for me outweighs the benefit. For on-location lighting and portraiture, flash doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be close enough. With some practice and skill, you can very often get manual flash close enough very quickly. For a tiny fraction of the cost, manual triggers are extremely compelling - especially given their simplicity.
That said, if I had $2000 to burn on a flash system, these would definitely be worth a look.
I am in the same boat. I guess it just depends on how you shoot. For me, it doesn't take much time to just walk over and change the light power...