The FTF rate for bulk golden bullet packs ran up to 7% for some lots based on my reading. I personally have had good luck overall but with a couple FTF's per 500 rounds. The "new and improved" is more dependable but it comes in 225 round bulk packs.
The inconvenience caused relates more to what firearm I am shooting them with. I dislike having to clear semipauto rifles and handguns but have no big problem with manual action rifles and revolvers.