Rick_Hunter: I am 100% italian. And all I can say is: don't buy Manfrotto products. They are overpriced (you simply pay a premium just for the name, albeit a name often NOT backed up by anything better than the competitors) and they are just being incredibly stubborn (a royal pain the ass) in refusing to adopt the ubiquitous arca swiss standard... Just get something else: there are plenty of better options out there for the same price!
Take it easy pal. I meant it as a light hearted comment. Now who is the presumptious ignorant?
Rick Hunter is a 100% Italian name? Hmm