I like them!
I play SSS Strats with 6 point "trems". The trems get a fair bit of abuse. Locking tuners are a requirement. In the days before locking tuners...Nothing will make a 6 screw fender trem stable like locking tuners! Love em. My $129 bullet strat with locking tuners installed- very stable even with the original bridge!
Try being a drummer playing Roland V-Drums....you don't know the meaning of visceral hate brother!"Back in my day I had to walk to school everyday barefoot in the snow, up hill both ways, and life shouldn't be any easier for anybody else. Locking tuners have zero negative effect on your guitar other than making your life easier so you're WEAK if you use them but you're COOL AND TOUGH if you don't because it makes your life harder for no reason" the idiot said about the electric guitar, an instrument that would not be impossible without electricity, a technology which makes our lives infinitely easier and more comfortable than we would be without it.
My favorite post in a while, too funny!locking tuners?? Heck I’m too cheap to replace even broken regular tuners....
had an incident with my Epiphone years ago at a gig. I removed the tuner, straightened the shaft, and welded a random washer on. Lol!!