I've never noticed anything different, from a playing perspective, with MOTS.
I've always liked this one.
I have a mid 30s tb11 with a 5 string pearloid /mots maple neck made by Clancy Mullins. He was the only one I could find close to me that still works with the pearloid. A lot of banjo makers use an ebony or rosewood finger board, and they look good, but I wanted people to recognize the banjo as an 11 from the fretboard. It plays as well as any of my other banjo’s, I can’t tell the difference
'18 Hole Tone Ring' 2 hrs
'4 string Grover Bridge' 2 hrs