I agree. My problem is that I need my poles to be shorter when I'm using them, but longer to set up my shelter. So fixed length poles are out for me. I have the GG LT4s and really like them for their light weight and durability.
OTOH, I do have two small issues with the LT4 poles that make me consider getting something else. First, I do encounter problems with the locking mechanism in that the gasket doesn't always like abrupt large changes in temperature between hot and cold conditions. For some reason, I think maybe the material is contracting, so the gasket won't expand and tighten in the shaft and lock the pole in place, rather, it just spins around. I usually have to take it apart and fiddle with it to get it to work.
Second, I would like poles that collpase a bit more so that they are easier to travel with, especially by air. For that reason, I do look for other carbon poles that collpase smaller like the Black Diamond Ultra Distance Carbon Fiber Z Poles, (I notice there is a pair for sale on gear Swap now.) and are easier/more reliable to lock, except that I would need them to be both collpasible and adjustible, which I haven't see yet.