Yes. Replaced a coarse and medium Norton crystolon's with these. In use I couldn't tell a difference. Side by side, the colors were slightly different but very similar. Otherwise I'd call them the same.
How's the food release? Long lasting durable sharp edge is all fine and dandy. But having to remove food from the knife is frustrating. And I'd have to agree, the flexibility would probably drive me crazy.
I am interested in this though.