"AC30's fairly useless for such pursuits compared to the others you mention". Nice cherry picking. Oh, and also, I said "it's very stiff so it's good for groomer schralping", Suggestion - Read, think, understand, then type.
Every year there's someone who goes on endlessly that the AC30 is the end-all all mountain ski. Funny stuff. Yes I've been on a few pairs of AC30's, and COMPARED TO OTHER STUFF, they're often not in the game, and I can bend them just fine thanks. I've been 43 years starting on long straight planks, ski or demo 20+ pairs of skis a year, and in addition have 3 quivers of 3 or 4 skis less than 2 seasons old stashed around the North American continent, so thanks so much for your insight, and cherry picking of quotes.
Anyway, to the OP - good choice and have a ball on them.
You said it was OK going down groomers, I think they absolutely rip on groomers. You also say it's one trick pony, I can tell you that I have skied the AC 30 in every condition and it is more than capable. I always say it isn't the skis, they just help out a little... I know it's an old ski and not made anymore as of this year, but it made it's mark because it is a great ski. I wasn't questioning your skiing ability but Perhaps they were too aggressive for you.
Question, So you have 3 quivers of 3 or 4 skis ???? why?