I have been using my new Werner Cyprus 205-cm bent shaft paddle for the last four months. Currently, is my favorite paddle when I paddle my favorite boat, my Little Wing. I also use a straight-shaft 220-cm Werner Little Dipper and did use a 210-cm Shuna - which is a good paddle, supposedly very similar in shape to the Cyprus, but I never really liked it with any of my boats or the way it moved through the water.
My favorite paddle for several years had been my Little Dipper, but when I used it the other day it felt awkward. The bent-shaft Cyprus did feel strange at first, but now that I am used to it I feel that I get more power and that I am considerably more efficient and less tired when paddling my Little Wing 12.5. When I am in my Folbot Cooper, I think I prefer the straight 220-cm Little Dipper or a Greenland paddle. Maybe different types of kayaks paddle best with a paddle that matches the spirit of the boat.
A GP may be best for a Greenland or Brit boat, but a bent-shaft carbon paddle seems to work well with the carbon fiber Little Wing; it seems to fit the sporty nature and quick handling of the boat (I cannot imagine paddling a Little Wing with a GP - it seems like it might create bad vibes).
I also like the positive indexing of my hand placement that is almost forced by the configuration of the bent shaft. Currently, I find the Werner Cyprus to be the most versitile of my paddles for switching from one type of stroke or brace to another, but I will always keep my Little Dipper for a change of pace.
Strange Magic could be correct that I may change my mind at some point in the future and give up the bent shaft - especially for long distances.