Believer here. I've ridden with airbag tech since 2009 and have a Hit-Air vest now. I used it once on a low-speed, low-side getting on a wet, oily Autobahn ramp in Austria. While it was not a life-threatening accident, I had nary a scratch or sore spot due to the bag. I've gotten dozens of 'Michelin Man' jokes. I have never ONCE deployed the bag by forgetting to unclip. It takes a good hard tug to deploy. The bigger risk is simply forgetting to connect. This did happen several times before the muscle memory took over. The key is never rushing the pre-ride routine. I bought Helite jackets for my sons who now ride. As stated many, many times - riding a motorcycle is an inherently unsafe thing to do. However, we can significantly improve the odds with our choices. Just get one.