just picked up the Badman in Dark Carbon w/ Black Iridium Polarized. Though they look good, I can't really agree that these are the successors to the Romeo XMetal. I bought my Romeo when they first came out (1996 I believe), and I just loved the crazy design and raw finish they used (though polished versions soon followed). The Badman looks great, but I think I'm a little bummed that they used plastic arms and nose bridge. Not sure why (flexibility? comfort? replacable?) they used plastic, but I still think they look great.