I also don't like the stubby stem which doesn't really do anything.
IMHO the Glencairn glass is still the best.
I intended to buy a pair when I went to the WOW Expo in San Francisco last month, but was also a bit disappointed with the stem. What also led me to not buy it was its small base. It seems a bit top heavy, and I'd be afraid to spill whatever whisky I decide to pour into it.