I’m completely with you on this. I damn near sprain my wrist 99 times out of 100 when opening these new caps. It makes no sense, I’ve had countless beverages with this style of cap over the years, and have never had one be even slightly difficult to open. These are downright painful. My other half would never be able to get one open without a tool for assistance; she doesn’t even try and just lets me (carefully) do it.
I’m not exaggerating about hurting myself on these things either. The first couple times I wasn’t expecting any particular resistance and I really did hurt myself. After that I learned that it usually takes 3 to 5 repeated short, intense efforts where I very carefully stay just shy of the point of injury, before the cap will let go. The bottles are fine otherwise, it’s just the issue of opening them.
Oh and also in trying so hard to twist them open, the wrapper almost always slips, wrinkles and bunches up severely, and it also works against the forces trying to open the cap (since it prevents a really firm grip on the bottle inside the wrapper).