Re: Trad Grip Group!
It does look cool. Many think that trad is just more 'sophisticated' than matched, and this is probably right.
To me, apart from looking cool(er), it's...
- feeling great and comfy (once you're used to it).
- a great alternative to have (and to use whenever I feel trad would suit a situation better).
So that makes 3 reasons altogether - enough to learn it.
(I'm also playing trad grip with my right hand / left = matched for the hell of it every now and then.)