I have owned two pairs of these boots. the major problem is with the material eyelets. every pair I have seen has had these snap. scarpa are good with replacing or repairing them but it must be costing them a fortune. Its unacceptable to have this fault after proper R&R and given that sportivas (nepal extreme) have a similar system which seem bullet proof.
the boot is also very unwaterproof (unsurprisingly given the amount of stitching on the upper). fine for the alps but cold in scotland.
they are, however, comfortable and have good ankle flexibility and are an excellent price (prob because of the above faults!)