the reality is if you are a person who needs a bunch of mods made, this boot will most likely end up less expensive!
prices are not that much off other high end boots (hope this isn't a repeat - long thread)
MSRP for Nordica Girish pro = $935
Raptor 130 = $999
Tecnica Inferno = $900
Salomon X3 120 cs = $815
the Vac 130 is $895 --- same ball park for similar performance boot
I have spent way too much cash getting boots ground, punched, etc in the past. I'm now using the Salomon X3 130 with a race fit, and the tiny bit of moldability that the X3s provide made my feet mostly happy.
happy feet = happy skier , especially 53 year old feet.