I never had any problems with the glue or labels and I have used mine in the Lyr for hundreds of hours. Usually, when you remove the tubes (even warm), you are pulling on the tube, not the socket saver. I haven't had any issues the other poster described and I haven't seen anybody else mention it. Not to say the other poster is wrong...that may be the experience he had with the socket savers.
Consider this for removing the tubes: http://www.amazon.com/Electro-Harmonix-EH-Tube-Glove/dp/B000UMCLIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362024593&sr=8-1&keywords=tube+glove
I've used one for two years with no trouble.
Yeah i've encountered some one posting this link a couple of pages back, sadly i can't get one of these due to being outside of the U.S. This was pretty much my reason on buying socket savers from tubemonger.
--- I just know i'll be struggling for a really long time trying to take them out.
Anyways, hopefully i'll be able to at least give some other impressions for other tubes soon. "assuming people are interested in this, seeing how it's a tube rolling thread"
PS. i really like the dedication you got with this post and actually giving reasonable responses in a timely manner. Well done