Hey Aaron! Oh man, not good! If you're looking for a field fix, a Voile strap around the cuff would allow you to limp your way back to the trailhead. The cord is 2mm cord and because of the really gentle routing you could definitely get away with a few lengths of 2mm accessory cord for the time being but send me a picture and I'll see what I can do for you.
Hey Clancy! Nope! Just the color!
Hey Jonathan/Len. The new crampon slot on the Race 150/170 accepts Plum crampons only as does the latest edition of the Guide. The Race 145, 165, 185, and older versions of the Guide had a Dynafit receptor. There's no cross-compatibility between Dynafit and Plum receptors.
Hey Eric! You are correct, the Dynafit heel insert will work just fine! The Beast heel insert and Master-Step insert, however, will not as they attach a little bit differently.
Sorry I didn't answer your question fully. No comments yet on durability with the sidewalls, edges, bases or topsheets or anything, though they feel solid. Time will tell. The Minim seems incredibly stout and we haven't seen a lot of (maybe any?) structural issues with it.