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I would say amending commits, creating (and easily merging) topic branches, making offline commits, tracking remote branches (on different repositories, even), and cherry picking commits are more than incremental improvements - they completely change your workflow for the better.

And I'm not sure where you 95% figure comes from, but I see thousands of people using the above features daily. The number keeps growing, too.

See http://whygitisbetterthanx.com/ for more reasons.

As for my rebuttal, the parent was stating as fact that Git was only incrementally better than, say, Subversion. I was merely pointing out that this statement was opinion - not trying to prove it wrong.

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