I'll second this! I'm never going back to knife pleats! :-)
I think this all depends on where you live, I will always wear knife pleated 8 yard kilts in the winter, of at least 16 oz wool, I love the 4 yard box pleat for the warmer months, however they do not do well in a Canadian winter.
I will also take advantage of the raffle to try to get another Newsome in my collection.