Yeah, it's not enough to stop anyone considering what your already going to pay. I'd reccomend that you check out the Skoak EG MTO page and that details the three various levels. http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/pages/edward-green-made-to-order
I purchased a pair of Brown CXLs Service boots on the 2030 from Leffot. I thought about getting a black pair, but had second thoughts when I saw some of the black pairs where some of the black dye had come off.
Your probably right on all accounts. More importantly your right about them being awesome. In fact that's what made so hard to decide whether to wear them or my Vibergs today. Since I hadn't worn my Vibergs yet, the Vibergs won. LOL