A small part of me is close to ordering a pair of the EGs on sale -- I've been looking for a dark brown balmoral, and you can't do much better than an EG in dark oak antique. First, am I crazy for thinking that an EG at $500 is a wise purchase? Second, I wear a size 10E (UK) in Greens. Do you think the wingtip bal on the 888 last would be too elongating? I tried on the Vass U-last wingtip once and it made my foot look really, really long.