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I've used sail covers, roller boom furling, roller mast furling and lazyjacks - never a stack pack which I take to be the "lazyjack" system with vertical lines running through eyelets?
Anyway, the lazyjack system with a fixed, top opening cover was by far my favourite. It was on a BVI charterboat so it wasn't adjusted very well - kind of short on one side and long on the other but it was still a breeze to use. Battens got hung up a bit when raising & lowering sails but it was a fixed system - if it could be eased and clipped at the mast those problems would disappear.
Best of all, no compromises required to the sail - no missing roach, vertical battens etc.
It will definitely be the way I go when something new (even a sailcover) is required. They look pretty easy to make up yourself too. I've seen lots of designs with lots of little blocks at the line intersections but I fail to see the need for the extra cost and chafe. Eyes spliced at those points work just fine, are cheap and add no (or little) chafe.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.