Anyhow just the other day I found a solution I like, the kirk security strap
I've run across this before. The problem I see with it is that you're giving up the 'rapid' part of the Blackrapid - the fact that the strap stays in place and the hardware slides freely up the strap. That makes raising the suspended camera to your eye fast and easy, without the strap bunching up or friction of the strap/pad trying (or failing) to slide on your shoulder slowing things down. The way Kirk describes it, it's intended for 'keeping a second camera or lens handy' not for a primary strap for the in-use camera.
If you've ever tried just slinging the Canon neck strap over your shoulder, the Kirk strap seems similar, at least in theory. I'm interested to hear your impressions when you get it!
Yeah I considered that. Who knows, but I don't think it's an issue. It's not like I'm a gun slinger, needing to get the camera to my eye in .5 seconds! If I was shooting action I for sure won't have the camera hanging off my butt. If I'm not shooting action (most of the time) then I can afford a few seconds to get setup.
I'll surely post a review here when I get it. Slow post from B&H, probably will take a week at least.
Edit: My use case is, for example, hiking. I've got the big LowePro backpack, and there just is no way to have the camera out while your on the trail without simply holding it with that pack. I'm hoping that the strap will afford some carrying ease, plus be ready for landscape shots.
One note, one of the B&H reviewers said "\This can operate quickly as BLACKRAPID strap." Who knows ..