Ultra Duper wrote a review of Patagonia Footwear Drifter GTX Hiking Shoe - Men's on November 29, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've finally worn these out after at least a few hundred miles bagging peaks in the Wasatch - they're a little heavy but comfortable.
They offer a lot of protection in talus on the instep, the soles are stiff enough to not let sharp rocks etc bother the bottom of the foot yet enough 'feel' for stability.
They're still together, just most of the traction is well worn & I like steep trails. Longest hike: Cascade-Paintbrush canyon in the tetons - 19.5 miles IIRC.
(I got the brindle brown, all leather, both times).