I have the burgundy decade sl from a few seasons ago. Northwaves fit my feet the best. I actually just got a set of legends. Not sure how much stiffer they are since they are also brand spanking new. I found northwaves to fit my wide feet the best though.
The new version doesn't use the metal piece anymore by the ankles. Seems like the lacing goes around a roundish plastic piece instead of the metal. I'm assuming it shouldn't really tear into the lace anymore but I guess we'll see.