Now in the case of finding myself riding in a Tombthumb bit by accident, because I bought it thinking it was another colt starting bit , then I got my butt severely chewed by the bit nazi's and I replaced that thing quick smart.
On the subject of draw reins, I'll admit that I've never used them, but I see how they work and I'm not sure that's the direction I want to go. And I'm not even entirely opposed to the educated use of artificial headsetting devices. But I'd much rather go with a running martingale--where I can easily control the release and never have to risk a blow-up and possible rear and flip, than something where if a horse has an issue, I have to struggle with multiple straps and now potentially draping-on-the-ground reins. Could be a dangerous wreck. I think draw reins also provide an easier opportunity for overbending a horse, to its detriment.