I finally got a new lid. After years of riding in Giro helmets, I saw the POC Octal at Interbike last year and was pretty impressed. When I got a chance to buy one, I bit the bullet.... Initial impressions are favorable. Two words: Air.flow.
Lightweight (very light), fit is great (I have a 5 7/8 size head and the medium fits great), no pressure points at all, great color (blue), not "ugly" as has been described in some corners of the review world.
Retention system isn't that adjustable compared to Giro/Bell. The yoke system doesn't allow for that much adjust-ability. The upside, for me, is that right out of the box the fit worked fine. The second problem is that the back of the helmet (just behind the ears) interferes with the arms of sunglasses....I've found that the arms of my Tifosi glasses bend downward which keeps them clear of that part of the helmet.
All in all...fairly happy with it.