Thanks, but you are over-interpreting. There is a slight forward inclination to the grips, but it is so very slight it makes no difference. And I really don't like bars that are as straight as the Kingsland Road.
As for the bars being the 'wrong way around', they ain't the wrong way around for me. My whole schtick in building bikes is to get the bars and riding weight further forward, it's the only comfortable position for me.