While stitching one of your designs, I ran into this situation:
I see that these are different symbols, but they are very similar and while stitching I really only glance at the pattern, so there is the possibility, or in my case, the probability that I will see "circle with a line through it" and not register left slant or right slant until it is too late. This area is actually an easy "see" as there are places in the pattern that these two symbols are mixed together.
I do know that it is my responsibility as a stitcher to double and triple check symbols and fiber colors, but I must admit that I find it hard to believe that the designing software had only 25 symbols available which required the use of the above two as well as "<" and ">" in this piece.
Yes, things have come a long way from the hand drawn charts that we used to purchase and I am very thankful for that, but please, for my sanity could you please mix up the symbols a little bit?