OK, a few questions:
Do the bushacres have the exact same sizing as the original desert boots?
Is it even worth getting the bushacres, since I read a lot of stories of the sole coming unglued from the leather in parts?
How long until the crepe sole on the original desert boots is shot? I'm not too fond of the idea of spending a hundred bucks on a shoe that I will have to resole after one year.
I think they are pretty close on sizing. I prefer the sole on the bushacre. It feels more planted when walking, its easier to clean, doesn't pick up debris like the crepe and it grips better when wet. I haven't had any structural issues / failures with my bushacres. However, there's still something really classic and great about the look of the ODB with the crepe sole. As others have noted too, the quality of the uppers is better on the ODB. The biggest issue for me is that both are pretty uncomfortable. They apparently work well for some but I need to add an insole.