You know, the first thing I thought of when I read your previous post was duct tape. LOL Great minds think alike, huh?
I know what you mean about the wires and stuff. But for about six months, I was moving my sensors around about once per week trying to find the optium location for them. I never did find it, but I think I've got them set up about as good as I can get them here. What I do like about it is the flexibility to put the different sensors in different places. I have my wind sensor on top of a thirty foot mast and my temp/rh sensor on the mast down at about six feet. I have my rain sensor in the back yard in an open area. But I have holes all in my yard from previous attempts! I am a real PHD (post hole digger).
I also have a LaCrosse 2315, and all the sensors are wired together and there's no solar power. It works as a backup, but I much prefer the 968.
I was going to get a Davis for Christmas, but decided against it when I found out you have to spend another $100 for the link or logger or whatever. To me, it seems they ought to provide that when you buy the unit.
Sorry about rambling, I just have lots of time today.