Originally Posted by ra94131
I view it as a "premium" version of the egg crate/PVC combo. If done correctly both provide the same functionality, but I found Matala to be both easier and quicker to install. Just depends on your personal preference.
Also, Matala cuts with a utility blade, whereas working with eggcrate I use a wire snipper (for the eggcrate) and a vise and saw (for PVC risers); the tools are simpler. Matala ships to your door, whereas the other stuff is typically a trip to Home Depot or equivalent.
I agree, though, that if cost is a consideration, Matala loses.