Looks like Alex can't take his sliced carrot and has to have it grated, so he can suck it up with a straw. Perhaps some people cut their carrots too thickly, but I can't believe that grated carrot is better than thinly (max 1 pound coin thickness) sliced carrot. Grated carrot leaks all the moisture into the salad and don't stay as fresh. Sliced carrots, on the other hand, retain their texture and you know you are eating a carrot.
Plus, from a speed point of view, it is much easier to chop a few carrots than it is to get the magimix out, put it back because you took the broken one, get the other one out, grate the handful of carrots and wash everything up. I didn't spend 60 quid on a knife, just to use something else to prepare carrots.
Perhaps we can agree on not using the magimix for slicing cucumber.