Picked up a pair of Bourbon Dalton seconds over the weekend that will finally fill the bourbon gap that I have. There are couple of minor issues (uneven laces, wing very slightly shifted on the left pair), but they passed the "2 minute intense wife looking for issues from eye level" test, so I am happy.
I have the same eyelet problem on my Walnut Dalton seconds, but not as bad. You could try "Double Helix" lacing (http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/doublehelixlacing.htm) to mask the uneven eyelets. The tightening method of pulling two laces on one side at a time is a little weird. I'm still normal lacing because I want to see if breaking in will lessen/exacerbate the problem.