The Islay is a very nice looking boot. I was originally going to purchase a pair, but just like you I ended up with a pair of Skyes, although I went with the Skye 2 instead.
I still look at the Islays every time I walk by my cobbler, but I just can't justify owning another pair of C&J at this time.
The skye 2 is a beauty. This thread needs more pics of it, maybe you can be of assistance.