Sorry for the lack of posts in a while. My video card fried on me, and really, my interest in the game has dropped dramatically. I'm not quite sure what did it, but I'm lacking the interest to do anything further. Hopefully once 1.2 comes out, I will touch up a couple of things that need it to keep with the newest version.
As far as the quests still showing up, I noticed this happening with the barrage of 1.19 patches. I'll hopefully have it resolved once 1.2 comes out.
As far as the portrait thing switching, thats a known issue with the game, not the mod. Even without mods, you'll see NPC portraits getting swapped and such, but as mods add a lot to the game, you end up noticing it more. Hopefully this gets resolved soon.
As far as the ranger's boots go, they are only wearable by a few modeltypes (EmpireMale, KingdomMale, IroneerMale, WraithMale, TarthanMale, MancerMale, and AmarianMale). Basically, all male modeltypes that use the smaller model.