bluebird, that's the plan, wanted to get into touring ever since i started skiing, seemed rude not to at 50% less than i can buy them for here.
In terms of boots just put your feet in as many pairs as you can, get measured properly, get them fastened tight(ish) and see how they feel.
What fit's one person will cripple another as some boots have totally different lasts to others, but i guess you know that having used snowboard boots
Just make sure you use somebody who knows what they are doing and isn't just interested in making a sale as that's what they have i stock, i speak from experience on that particular one...
Who are you using ?