Awesome! My experience with the TT5's (I actually have two TT5's instead of a TT1) is that they can work at decent distances, but the radio spectrum that PocketWizard chose for them can very easily be interfered, and they are very dependent on antenna orientation. As you say, within the prescribed range your camera orientation and direction weren't affecting your flash performance. I would say this is an improvement over the PocketWizards.
I'll admit, I was skeptical about them when they were announced. I thought I read an article that said their advertised range was 35 ft, but I'm glad that was wrong. 100 ft is much more reasonable. I doubt these strobes would be very effective beyond that range, lighting-wise, unless you were using a super-telephoto lens.
The downside is obviously that you have to buy new flashes, but in a couple years that won't matter, since I'm sure they'll release some kind of 430EX3-RT or maybe a hotshoe receiver for older Canon flashes. For now, if you need remote TTL flash, and if you're starting out and/or can afford them, it's hard to advise against the 600EX-RT's.