I'm different I guess, I like the over-centre type, but I don't use a cheater pipe because I'm the guy that has to undo them too. With cheater you can watch guys half pulling their trailer apart chaining stuff down. On a rough road and a long trailer you can break stuff doing that. Instead I chain my loads so they aren't going to slack up much, recheck early in the trip and always wire the handles down.
I've used the ratchet type hauling excavators but they get so rusty up here in the winter salt its a pain.