Of my 4 pair, 2 are speed-laced and 2 are conventional. 2 Barrie and 2 Trubalance. I prefer the look and feel of the conventional lacing. I find them neater, more reliable and easier to lace. I have the Jumper and the Indy, both color #8, and only need the top eyelets unlaced to get them on. The broad nature of the last/boot allow this. As you'll find on the Forum, though, it's really up to personal preference.
If it helps, the footprint of the Aberdeen last is almost exactly the same as Allen Edmond's #5 last (Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Strand, etc). I wear a 11.5D Strand and it fits very nicely. I bought a pair of the Ravello NSTs from Shoemart (not the boot, mind you) in 11.5D, and found they fit fairly similarly. They are slightly tighter in the toe box than my Strands, but actually much looser in the vamp and heel. They have very little arch support. When I laced them tightly, I had some slight tightness in the toe and they were still loose in the heel. I almost went down a size, but the tight toe box made me nervous.
So at the suggestion of a friend at my local shoe repair shop, I added a thick felt tongue pad to each shoe, and now my foot sits perfectly in the shoes --- not so far forward that the toe box feels tight, and far enough back in the heel to eradicate any excessive looseness. After two weeks of wear, I find the shoes to be very comfortable.