Yep... some manufacturers of really good performance skis (Rossignol, K2, and others) also make "recreational" skis for some of the big box retailers like Sports Authority. They'll even have names and graphics 'similar' to their performance models. For example, I've got K2 "Apache Recons", and K2 "Apache Outlaws" (MSRP $1,250.00 at ski shops) - Sports Authority had K2 "Apache" skis for maybe $250.00. I once bought a pair of Rossignol Axium skis at an end of season sale at Sports Authority for only $7.00 ! Basically foam core, very flexy - but at that time I was only skiing 1 or 2 days a year. They now make good outdoor decorations around Christmas ! That was the one and only time I'll buy "recreational" skis at Sports Authority. It is true, you do get what you pay for with skis, and unfortunately, good performance skis can be quite expensive. Knowing what I know now, if I were on a budget and needed new skis, I would look for a good condition pair of used skis prior to buying "recreational" skis at Sports Authority. Especially this time of year - my local craigslist has some really good deals on performance skis with great bindings for $250 or less - but it may take a while to find something you really want in the right size used.
All that being said, if you're enjoying the skis that you have, and they're performing well for you - enjoy ! A great skier on fence boards can ski better than a terrible skier on $2,000 skis !