@Ken, Jacob, Angelo: Thank's. Thats exactly the kind of report I was looking for. The last think I want is to be carrying a crippled pole and then sleeping under a half pitched tarp while I wait for a pole to get back from either GG or TiGoat, legendary as both of their customer service reputations may be, so the comments on reliability are much appreciated.
@all: I haven't yet used trekking poles, so I don't know if I prefer a moulded grip, or not. In reviews of the LT4, everyone mentions how great it is being able to adjust your grip on the fly depending on terrain and hiking style. Is that same sort of thing not possible with the cigar grip on the AGP? One thing that strikes me just based on the photos is that palming the AGPs probably would not be as comfortable.
Either way, I think my decision may have been made a good deal easier by the fact that the Tenkara USA adapter for the LT4 is listed as out of stock on the TiGoat website, though I have yet to call DJ and ask whether or not he foresees it coming into stock in the near future.