Hi, Nomad. You are new here, but I am newer! I am replying because I perhaps know more than anyone else about the Hexrack system. That is because I designed it for Yamaha
. (I am not a Yamaha
It is a good system! I kept an eye on the other major racks while I was designing it and I tried to incorporate their good features while eliminating their not-so-good features. The result is a very solid and very cool looking basic rack with a few cool new features (notably the ball rack clamp) and some real but relatively minor functional improvements over other racks.
But there are two areas where the Hexrack SYSTEM really excels: quality and versatility. Having spent many months in working up to compliance with Yamaha
's extreme quality standards, I can assure you that their reputation as the best in the business is very well deserved. Regarding versatility, I designed the accessory clamp system to be the most versatile in the world. Most of the accessory clamps can be separated into two halves. The halves can be rejoined at any 7.5 degree rotational angle increment, or they can be joined to other kinds of Hexrack clamp halves with the same angle adjustability. I once sat down and figured it out, and the 5 basic clamp modules can be joined in over 20 different combinations. And since one of those clamp modules is a ball clamp, that means that you can attach just about anything at literally any angle, something no other rack system can do, period. So you can use them to create a rack that is totally unique to you. Check out the 2009 Yamaha
Extreme Series catalog for some outrageously elegant examples, notably on page 4 and the centerfold on pages 9 and 10.
I should tell you, if you don't already know, that the Hexrack is pretty expensive. The setup in your picture would be really pricey! You would have to buy 2 or 3 basic racks and some accessories to get all the components you would need.
Good luck with your decision!