I agree that you don't always need the extra warmth of a shotgun, most everyone that I worked with has a set of shotguns for the winter and chinks for warmer weather.
Also I forgot about step ins! That's what my husband has and he loves them. I am thinking my next set will be step ins and finally he can laugh at me like I do to him when he gets a boot hung up in them trying to get them off or on in a hurry! :)
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.