I bought Meindl years ago and they are now in for repair having been hammered. It took me months to break those in (because I was overweight, now I am not). They have been superb, so I opted for Meindl again, selecting the Bhutan. Not used for a while until they were fully treated first for long-term protection, hence the review delay.
Lighter than my first addition, they were supreme from day one. Ideal for the variably terrain I meet routinely, including wet, hence the treatment. The new tongue arrangement makes for easier routine cleaning and treatment, which is vital with any boots.
I also much prefer the reduced number of hooks for laces. With some boots there is a risk of lace-loops catching on visible hooks on the opposite boot, resulting in tripping. I also prefer the flat laces which are not prone to coming loose during the day.
Service and delivery could not be improved on and I was fortunate enough to catch a good deal. I saw slightly cheaper but I know EB from the old days near the m/c cathedral. A name that has been around for a long, long time.