I would agree with that. Nothing wrong with being on the innovative curve if you have the cash. There are lots of ways to "waste" money. Ski gear isn't really one of them assuming all the bills get paid. My concern wouldn't be the money as much as how well the shell holds the liner in a hard crash involving a high din binding. I have a picture in my head of a ski heading down the mountain solo with a boot shell still attached... er umm is that possible should the skier not crank the buckles down tight enough?
Well said, I was looking at what people spend on ski fashion on the mountain today, Bogner, Kjus, etc. the cost of these boots pales