I ski around 100 days per season - have been on these boots for 1.5 seasons. Once I got the fit right, they skied great. Read some of the critiques with interest. Perhaps it's because I only weigh 160 lb. that I disagree with some of the negative comments. Coming off 8 years on the Head World Cup Comp boot, I was used to stiff - so a soft flex boot took some getting used to. Once I got away from over-skiing the boot by driving hard into the tongue, it performed as well as any boot I have had - I have over 140 days on the boot and it hasn't packed out yet. I also have skinny feet, and it's a good fit - in fact I had to punch the toe box quite a bit to get the right fit. For a good skier who likes to beat the crap out of the mountain, it might not be a good fit. For an accomplished skier who likes to turn and finesse, it's a great boot. Incidentally, did you see how many bump skiers and aerialists at the Olympics had either these or the Raichle Flexon on their feet - so much for them being an intermediate ski boot.