I'm not sure I entirely get it. If the strap was bigger, I think they'd be fantastic, but I posted them because others are so very hyped on them. It's not the same shape, if that matters, but if you're looking for a good technical pack with strong waterproofing, Mission Workshop was the pick for me and I'd suggest it to others who were looking at the Nomin (they're a tad cheaper too).
I doubt it. Usually the problem with linking to photos from other websites is that you then tax their bandwidth for everyone to view them, but as far as I can tell, StyleForum rehosts images on their own server so that this is no longer a problem.