I will never go back to the traditional lace-up snowboarding boots. I just got a new pair of thirtytwo 86 fast track boots and the new lacing system where all you have to do is pull TWO strings to clip them to the side is so freaking easy!!! Or those boots with the dial adjuster those are great as well!
Another thing I will never go back to is a traditional on "top of the toe" strap. Ever since I tried the toe straps that fit snugly over the tips of your feet, my riding stance feels much more solid and no more pressure points on my feet!
If you have yet to experience what I'm talking about, I say go for it. Maybe you'll never go back to "old-fashioned" set-ups again.