I feel fuzzy inside to be mentioned
Anyways, I don't hate Atomic, I hate the D2. Non-D2 Atomics are nice and a fun ski, not usually my first choice, but still a good ski. The D2 just makes me angry (going by your example and not thread hijacking though, so I'll move on). Also I don't think an Atomic is what your looking for.
If you can I'd try to get out and demo some true race skis. Having owned the RC4 and played around with the RC and Progressor 10+ I can tell you they have very different feels than the true racer. Word is that Fischer is re-doing their whole in hole line up next year though, and I haven't seen those yet so I can't judge the 2012 versions.
What are you stats? Height weight etc? Rossi's are very solid of a ski, sometimes I feel almost too solid, and they're probably the most flexy race ski so I don't recommend them for anyone but smaller racers. Going just slightly stiffer, they're Dynastar. These would probably be my top recommendation, if you don't like the feel of the full out Fischer race ski. They're made by the same guys who make Rossi, but are a tad stiffer and a much more practical shovel. I have this years WC cheater (176 w/ 24 R) and they're great. I skied the 2012 models a few weeks ago and really loved them. They were super light, even with the demo bindings, and really had a fantastic edge hold. I was able to go full out on a boiler plate head wall, and the skis preformed fantastic.
Going up in stiffness we head over to Elan. Good company, not a great race program anymore. Unless you get a super duper deal on them, I'd say you're better off with one of the bigger guys. This brings us to Blizzard, one seriously great ski. The issue is you have to be pretty big to use it. I'm small, 5' 7" and 145#, and Blizzard WC can throw me around a bit. The biggest difference around Blizzard is that they don't just put 2 plates of Ti (like most brands do) but they actually put an extra 2 strips of magnesium perpendicular to the base of the ski running along the ski wall. Essentially you have a box of metal-- magnesium strip on sidewalls with a plate of Ti above and below them. This makes Blizzard not just laterally stiff but also torsionally stiff. Even stiff is HEAD, with their new fancy dancy KERS. Great ski, wouldn't recommend it coming off of an RC unless you weigh a ton, Going to a ski that's too stiff will make it hard to ski because you won't be able to flex it.
Anywho in case you didn't read all of that, I put them in order by my recommendation.
1) Fischer RC4*
Other honorable mentions to check out, depending on your weight- Rossi, Dynastar, Blizzard
*I haven't even flexed the 2012's, so my quick review is based on the RC4 in-holes circa 2009-2011