I've not had any problems with the talon guard myself, I did however notice the top laces digging into my foot more than my Yonex shoes. I like to have my laces really tight near the top to stop my foot sliding forward and bruising my big toe which is fine with my Yonex shoes as the cushion on the tongue is better but the SHLYD has a thinner tongue.
I've also noticed that I've scuffed the inside of my left shoe a little, something I haven't had in my Yonex shoes which is probably because there is less protection from the edge of the sole on these.
Aside from that they are very comfortable and light. I am getting used to the bright pink and have had a few comments from people who haven't seen them before.
I agree but I still consider the UK is not ready for coloured footwear compared to other countries. Strange really as we see so much colour with football boots. However the badminton crowd is a little more traditional.
I made the transition to coloured shoes this year and it doesn't bother me now. That said, the pink LYD is pushing the boat a bit too far!