OK..yeah, love this ski. I will say this is arguably the best ski every produced. I have never been on a ski that belies it's dimensions as much as this ski, on hard snow it can react like a race ski in two feet of powder it is also at home. What so versatile? Construction, materials, design and workmanship. it is the same reason a Porsche 911 is more expensive than a Nissan 370Z, while on paper they might look similar but get both on a track or even some good twisty roads and you will see the difference and as Porsche used to say..."There is no substitute". If you really want a special ski, the MX88 should be at the top of your list, nary a person that I put on the ski didn't come back saying "this is the best ski I ever skied". Yeah, the MX88 is THAT good.
Other skis in class....None. (but skis with similar dimesions...) Elan Apex, Volkl Kendo, Stockli VXL