Again...it appears that you are missing the point....
The EXILE (if you are fortunate enought to afford to spend that kind of money that a beautiful custom EXILE MOONIE' then by all means....anyone with common sense who has been flying sportkites for any length of time would natually choose the EXILE OVER THE SHADOW..
Reading between your lines.....it appears that it is YOU and not MANY others that seem to HATE THE SHADOW?
Sold my Exiles - still have my Shadow. Get what you want, its up to you, but the Shadow is a niche kite, the Exile is more of an all-arounder.