well you didn't ask me, but if you continue to buy them from lotus, they now come with a boot (whereas the 05-07's didn't originally come booted)
Ha! as often as I poke my nose into conversations, you're not going to get a complaint from me if you do. Besides, your input is generally thoughtful and helpful and I didn't know that the new inboard joints came with boots on them.
I've got a fine, vintage S111 RTV brace on there, so all I need is some boots for the inboard Heim joints.