I have a dragonfly and it works great for multiple night bivy hunts. If I could swing one of the high dollar packs I would do it in a heart beat. The dragonfly is heavy and gets uncomfortable with anything over about 60 lbs. But I still think its the best big pack on the market for anyone who cant swing the price of the MR, Kiafru etc.
I would agree with that. Im definitely not a badlands fan so Eberlestock is a great choice. Just as comfortable as my mystery ranch with lower amounts of weight. Just doesn't haul heavy loads as well like you said. By far the best of its price range though from everything I have seen and worn.