The ACO clamping drain has some nice features that make it a great choice for almost all installations. I like the wide face on the lower and upper rings - this large face gives me lots of room to seal my membrane to the bottom flange. I do not like relying on compression for this step. I like products like Kerdi Fix and noble Sealant 150. This in my opinion makes a better bond. So with a large face or flange I have a nice large area to seal to.
That said I do a load of installs with the Baby Blue drain from Watts that has a tiny face.
This shower is under flood test right now. That white piece is the ACO clamping drain. Very low profile. Good weep hole locations. Pretty simple. But not going to work if the goal is to place the drain tight to the wall.
This picture shows a Watts Baby Blue installed tight to the wall. You can see the NobleSeal TS (blue membrane) tied into the drain and a test plug in the drain. If you look close you can see I board the lower sections of my showers with 1/4" concrete board. This allows me critical room for these flush wall installations. It also addresses any crinkle issues (which come up in this style install) and allow for no build up in the corners where I fold the membrane and pin it tight to the 1/4" cement board.