How far will you go to save them?
Will you nearly fall in a tough spot to miss a rock? I'm guilty of that sometimes. can make a hard line harder.
Will you skip an otherwise good line to avoid possibly trashing your edges?
Will you take off your skis to cross 50 feet of rock, getting dropped by the group in doing so?
Well aware, skis are tools, use them, and so on. but they're not as good a tool when damaged.
I use my rock skis too much. hey, life's too short for rock skis!