The boys from Milcomp visited us in order to test the APC556 PDW. Here is their review:
Mission dictates function, and function dictates design.
Magpul builds for the real world, so every item is built to fill a particular mission, and is designed around a unique set of cost, performance, and timeline considerations. The styling of a product follows these mission-driven parameters, and ties the functional piece into a design that can be efficiently produced and used.