Yep, the storage compartment is only over the rear passengers. You can see me opening it up to reveal the rear window buckles. I should note, I've only had it on for a short while so it'd be hard for me to give it a full endorsement until more time has passed.
Understood... I'll be curious what your long term review is... Besides, as much as I want to run a slant top, there no way I could give up the space of a full top when packing for 4 people. I need every sq. in of storage.