Of course they're not comfortable. Once you touch them with your hands, you will start getting rashes... this is why the entire Trek sponsored teams bike so fast... they hate rashes!
'09 Voodoo Wazoo
'08 Pedal Force RS2
'06 Raleigh Cadent 5.0
'01 Trek 4300 MTB
'93 Norco Nitro MTB Touring
'88 Schwinn Prelude Fixie
1 hour of running = 1 hour of wasted time when you could have been riding. - Alaska Mike
I've been riding them for about 6 months now and I've been pleased. They are stiff enough, but if you like uber stiff bars they aren't the answer. I like the way they flattened the flats, it is really comfortable and kicks your wrists out a little which seems a bit more natural than the FSA's. My favorite part is that they have a good transition to the hoods (i ride SRAM) nice, smooth, flat and long. They also have a sandpaperlike coating where the shifters attach which makes it a bit easier to set up and they don't really move around even though I don't have much torque on them.
I've recommended them to a few other folks and they've all been pleased with them.
All in all good stuff