Why all the CXL hate? Just because it has become ubiquitous? As has been discussed at length in this thread, Viberg seems to choose the thickest possible CXL skins, and they really do stand up to the task of durability to match Viberg's quality. All the complaints seem to be aesthetic: creases, wrinkles, etc. I suppose what I'm getting at is the following question: do people dislike it because they think it is not good quality, or simply because it creases and behaves in ways not pleasing to the eye? I just used venetian cream and horsehair brush on my brown CXL service boots for the first time after 6 months wear. The leather came to life in such an amazing way. Tons of beautiful undertones shining through now. (Though I doubt one would see such nice coloration on black CXL).