Since my riding is slowly returning to dirt, and on the big 990, I've been feeling more and more exposed with regard to my feet/ankles. Blaster, I think you put it an excellent way in saying that "my gear has not caught up with my change in riding environment" a few pages back.
I'm currently considering using the Sidi Crossfire SRS as my one and only boot for all dirt and long road tours. Very short trips or around town will use "normal" boots.
So will look at your upcoming choices with great interest! Plus interested if anyone here does in fact use the crossfire SRS as their "day to day" boot...?
And Blaster, heal well! I just went through the first part of a shoulder rebuild, and the physio treatment is intensive, boring, and hard work; but just keep it up!