Liked the sound of the ratcheting lace system - BOA, it turns out - and can only recommend it. Putting the boots on is straightforward, but the real joy awaits at the end of the day - lift the ratchet to the free position, flip the laces with your finger, and the boots slip off with no further fiddling, pulling or fussing. Perfect.
I hated the "9 to 5" engraved plastic inserts on the top of the boots, so I glued leather patches over them, and am much happier with their appearance.
PS Although I normally wear a EUR 42, I needed a 43 in these, so if you are ordering online, you might want to go up a size.