BOA works just fine. Very reliable and very secure. I am not sure who's hating on BOA but I haven't heard much. Laces are tried and true without a doubt and are far easier to replace if you bust a lace vs a BOA cable. I know people who have put in way over 200 days in their boots before getting the cable to bust. I don't know about the rest of you, but I generally retire my boots way before they have 200 days on them.