It's always same with boots. Some people like it, some don't. Maybe it's just coincidence and almost everyone I was talking about liked this new boot, but I believe if I would be talking with someone else, I might got different info. We will see later on, how many will really ski with them, but unless you are there talking with these guys, it will be pretty much impossible to tell who is on new boot and who isn't. Afterall if you would just look at shoes, you would get impression everyone on Fischer was on new Vacum boots last season, even though in reality, there were less then 5 guys really skiing with them. ;)
As far as skis are concerned, in today's world medal count doesn't provide any data how good skis are. Medal count provides only info, how much particular company is ready to spend on top athletes to ski their material. I guess we can all agree, that for example Lindsey would be just as good on any skis. And she proved this already... one year winning on Rossi, next year on Head. Most, if not all, top racers went to Head because of something else then ski quality. And quite few of them, have their own opinion about material quality. Sure they are paid good enough not to talk about this in media, but when you are talking with these guys and with their servicemen privately, you hear a bit more then you can read in newspapers or see on tv. So I was never judging ski quality based on medal count.
But this what I wrote, that staying with Atomic, is most likely biggest plus point for Janka is about something else. It's not about Atomic having superior skis. Head has problems delivery top of the line, personalized stuff to such huge pool of skiers. Atomic (or more or less any other company) has much smaller pool of top athletes, which means their top skiers can get more attention, and therefore material matching their wishes exactly. With Head this is pretty hard to achieve.