It works pretty much like the 222. QR plate is always on the top no matter which head you look at for the obvious reason. The handle grip of the 322 is horizontal. That's the main difference from the 222. I don't think you can configure it to work like the 222, at least not with a vertical grip handle.
You're sure the handle can be configured vertically and function like the 222? I thought I read it in the website but just want to confirm with users who actually use it. I need it in this configuration for my use (I am using it for another purpose, besides mounting a camera of course).
The 322RC2 was introduce to me by some of the very good CS members.
This is the best product I have ever purchase from.
The 322RC2 is the best action ball head for me.
For me to give the rating, I give 100%.