I've got a set of '07 Solace's that have treated me well (no broken lace systems, chopped up pull-handles, etc). I JUST replaced them (my new FUL's came yesterday, along with my Concept TMS and NRC's. DEFINITELY looking forward to tomorrow morning on the mountain with them, moving from a K2 Illusion Wide and Flow Flite 3's). The boots were awesome as far as quality goes, but I was sized wrong when I bought them at Sportchek (one of the reasons I get people into as many boots as I can before they buy), so I had more motion than I should have in them. I was put into a 12.5, and went with an 11 in my FUL's.
Anyways, as far as the Solaces go: before they packed out to the point they're at now, where I am getting blisters on the back of my shin from the extra space, they were wicked. They're a little heavy, but I never had any issues with the speedlace system they use. I've heard complaints about the pull handles falling and getting chewed, but I found if I place them into the holders on the side, and covered them with my pants, that they've never gotten knocked loose, let alone chewed. They're a comfortable boot, with decent mobility, but not too soft (rode them with Flite 3's, super loose bindings, and had no major issues).