Yes I'm fickle - about as fickle as they come. The 5600 may not have the cool factor some of the others have, but what it does have is a timeless simplicity. While so many other G-Shocks have displays cluttered with whirly dials and other useless flashing gizmos, the 5600 simply presents what you need to know in generously sized digits. The G-5600 has a discreet power indicator, but that's it.
I look at this watch as the Rolex Explorer of G-Shocks. It's small by today's standards. It's plain. It could even be called boring. But like the Explorer is one of the best sports watches Rolex ever made, so is the 5600 one of the best G-Shock designs, IMO. Sometimes small and discreet is best.
Mine is off the Bund strap and back to its original configuration. The Bund is now on something more appropriate - my ani/digi 314. From a functional standpoint, the G-5600 has everything I need including multiple alarms, a 100 hr CDT (a bit overkill - 24 hrs would've sufficed) showing current time and with reverse, a second timezone, and solar power. I don't think any G-Shock is perfect, but functionally this one is close. It's a great modern update of the 5600 classic.
I'm firmly a lover of the classic Gs. I like a lot of the modern ones as well, but the modules and case designs of the classics like the 5500, 5600, 6600, 6900, and the 9000 series are art in silicon and resin. They transformed the watch world and continue to be the basis upon which future improvements will be made.
Maybe square is cool