Just thought I'd add my ten pence worth.
200 lbs (in gear)
43 years old
Skiing 10 years
Advanced/ Expert (depending on your POV)
120+ days per year
I moved totally to Blizzard this year (who do not put shitty white or multi coloured bases on big mountain skis) as I was so impressed by the Cochise last year.
Bonafide 187 cm (98mm underfoot)
This is my everyday ski, it does everything with aplomb. I have about 45-50 days on this ski this season. It is easy to ski in bumps at any speed, easy to turn in the trees, deals with powder with ease. It might have a top speed but I have not found it yet. I run a slightly crazy edge angle (1 base/ 3 side) and de-tune the low rise tip and tail. When I want grip it grips and when I want to slide it or drift it it does exactly that. The camber underfoot and the strength of the ski means it acts like a proper ski laterally but has a decent bend longitudinally. This ski has lots of pop, load it up and it will let you spring into the next turn. This ski requires a little more precision than the Cochise and the sweet spot gets more precise as the speeds come up.
Cochise 193 cm (108mm underfoot)
This is my powder ski, it is flat under foot so it is actually easier to ski than the Bonafide except for the slight extra leverage on the knees on hard snow days on the way to and from the good stuff. There is no speed limit. It bites and carves when you want it to and you can slide it around like a go-kart on a skid pan when you need to really get moving in the tight trees or anywhere narrow. It has a pretty forgiving sweet spot but rewards an attacking skier. It is fun to watch the tips float up in powder and feel very light in 10 cm or more. This is the most fun ski I have ever been on.
I like the low rise tails which are flat so that one can actually bury the tails or cut for lost skis after a crash. They are also easier to fit with skins for slacking/ backing.
Just for contrast info I now have the Magnum 8.0 Ti 172cm as my short/ narrow ski for hard snow days and lower level students. Don't really spend that many days on them as the Bonafide is so much fun. Old quiver used to be Supershape Speed 172cm, Head John 180cm and Prior Overlord 187 cm.
The only hard decision I have to make each pow day is that the Bonafide is so capable that I 'hum and hah' about whether to take the Cochises out unless there is a serious amount of new snow (20+ cm).
I cannot conceive of an advanced to expert skier not liking the Bonafides unless they are really anti early rise tip and tail.
Hope that helps.