Love my Somervilles, 363 last.
Two years ago I wan contemplating an EG Shannon MTO with moustache vamp (like galway) and swann neck but no broguing, 82 last. Would have had to be top-drawer and in the end I got a Galway instead. Made the right choice. Apart from the moustache vamp and the swann neck the Somerville is almost identical to the Shannon I had in mind and a much cheaper option. I think CJ discontinued dark brown however, though you might be lucky of you get your hands on a pair next sale.
I didn't know they discontinued the dark brown color. The dark brown leather is very nice and soft and does age well. C&J lasts just fits me long and EG fits me better which is why I pre-ordered a Shannon similar to what you wanted (kept the brogue cap though) and moving my Somervilles. I also prefer the slightly stiffer leather EG uses. After the discussion of the refurbishing costs of EG, C&J are more reasonable options.