I currently have traditional drop bars and cross (interrupter) brake levers. I like the interrupters and use them a lot.
But I'm going to get a compact drop bar (FSA Omega Compact bar on order), and in trying to envision this new setup, it seems the interrupters might be less useful with compact bars because my hands, even on the cross bar, will be closer to the (regular) brakes. Plus the "cockpit" area, being more compact with compact bars, might be overly cluttered with interrupters in there. Plus with a compact bar I suspect I'll have my hands on the cross bar less of the time.
All in all it seems interrupter brakes are less desirable on a compact drop bar than they are on a traditional drop bar.
Does anyone use interrupter brake levers on a compact bar?