so much better than shimano
if youre messing around changing pins on your shimano chains, STOP! take your chain off your bike and smack yourself in the brain with it. The PowerLink doodad is where all the cool kids are going. I would say the shimano and sram chains are comparable, but the connector is what matters most. and for that, SRAM is one of the most hassle free, no tool needed, magical piece of gear i know of. make the change.