I've had mine for around 4 months. The black avignon is my everyday pair that I wear in bad weather. Very comfortable, and have kept my feet dry through heavy rain, snow and slush. I've started falling in love with the Michael lately too. Looks special but certainly has character.
Paraboot just keeps growing on me.
The green tag is easy to remove with a small scissor or a knife. Just be careful not to cut the seams.