The SX forks that are as light as carbon forks are very tough. I trashed a chromoly frame from landing nose down and the forks did not tweak.
The kids like how they look. Light weight steel forks all look the same, are cheaper than the carbons and stronger. They do not have that look “gimmick” to sell them. I have been talking to Bill at SX about making some of the ELF style chromoly forks. Remember those ones where the legs are angled forward? A little something to set them apart.