I really like these boots if used for what they are intended for. They are pretty freaking soft, but they are an ultralight park boot so they are supposed to be. If you are looking for the best mix of soft tweakability while still having a boot that fits right without a ton of heel lift these just may be it for you. They feel surprisingly shoe like actually which feels really good. The EST footbed is not canted forward so your foot pressure is distributed all over the footbed just like a regular shoe instead over the ball of your foot. That, along with the soft flex and light weight, almost makes them feel like I have a sneaker on. The Restricted colorwave only adds to the shoe like feel as they match a pair of my DVS skate shoes almost exactly.
Also, Burton finally swapped out their liner lace locking mechanism so its not that stupid yellow tab anymore. This new one is MUCH more user friendly and a bit more substancial as well. Doesn't look like it will break any time soon. I wear a size 10 skate shoe, 9.5 slipper, and 8.5 snowboard boot. These fit perfectly for me like snowboard boots do at an 8.5. I basically run 8.5 across the board (Burton, Ride, Thirty Two, Northwave)