I also don't know what all this bitching about it taking time to do the equiplites is either. If you're good enough it should take you as much or less time as it would to get a j lock open... and a decent second faster than what I would take to get a bowline that's small enough for use on a boat with in haulers.
The new T-Hook things on jibs are definitely better for W/L's but are positively murder for in-line changes or short sheeting offshore. They're also pretty heavy, bulky and expensive to incorporate.
they;re also not new. T-hooks have been around since at least the 2002 AC.
the equipelites suck when the velcro gets old, are expensive, and in general i just cant see an advantage to them over a splice-knot/rope-shackle etc. A J-lock or press-lock clips closed with a finger and can be locked with a finger. It takes little more than a second or two. The equipelites are harder to do one hand and are slower two handed than a jlock is one handed. they were neat when they first came out and they do have their applications, especially as a twinger/snatchblock, but ive come to really not like them for halyards or sheets.
as far as dealing with the jib, i either unclip the head and tack (less common) and slide them back and then forward, flick it around the front of the foreguy (only works for non overlappers) or take the forguy off the deck or pole, flick the jib through, and reconnect. this is how i did on a Farr30 and Corby33. For an overlapper i might consider sliding the jib back more often, keeping the jib halyard on the fraculater (what i did on a Tripp37 i sailed on for beercans a few summers ago). Either that or get rid of the pole before you put the jib up if you have the angle to do that.