Pfaffowrote a review of Thomson Covert Elite Dropper Seatpost on October 25, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
developed some play when i picked the bike up by the saddle while post was in the 'down' position. that sucked some air into the oil chamber. resulted in about 2 mm of play, but i could live with it. sent it in for service under warranty, experience was pleasant, quick, and the play was gone! then today i notice the post was slow to return to full extension, and then his happened! post pulled the top seal right out on extension. boooooo.
as for ergonomics, i have the gen 2 lever. no complaints. it's great that you can unscrew the cable mount from the bottom of the post for easy removal from the frame. makes warrantying this sucker a snap!
meanwhile the KS Lev Integra I've been loaning to a buddy for a year now has been going strong with nary a hiccup. hasn't even been serviced yet!