I've used osc-route but ended up using route in most cases (it's a little bit faster) because in most cases I dont use the /../.../.. hierarchy - I just route on one term.
I think the java based osc-unroute was a little slow too. I'm happy with the abstraction I made, I just thought it might make a good object to be included in Max MSP
Mike S - thanks for your patch: that's a clever way of doing it, I'm going to remember that. In fact the sliders were just there to demostrate how the object works: I'm just thinking something like 'funnel' which outputs values but prepended with a textstring rather than a number would be useful.