I'm OK with the $1K pricing, but it's up there where I'm going to have to get the boot I want without too many concessions. I'm sure we all feel that way. I'm not going to do red or navy. Color will have to be something more conventional. Burgundy, Chestnut, Saddle, in that order, based on the options Mike outlined. I do like the dark cognac, if that's what's in the photo we've been looking at. I'm fine with speed hooks. I like the welting in the photo boot. Don't think I'd care for 360 welt on a boot like this. Still plugging for the straight tip (no perf/brogue on the cap). Let's see how things develop and if the numbers all come out right.