It takes a lot for me to buy new boots. I spend a lot of time and traveling to find the right pair. This is my 3rd season on my Vans Wiig's. They started out at a stiffer boot but have broken in perfectly. Swapped the food beds, replaced the laces twice, and had to jimmy the liner laces when one of the steel hooks snapped. Still in great working order.
That being said, I just scooped up a pair of Celsius Cirrus with speed lace because they were on sale. In the end I didn't want to wait til something on the boot shit the bed on the hill.