Off topic: So I've had a few days to ski on the Bonafides and while they are a great ski, I would not describe them as the ginsu knive I was expecting. They absolutely rail groomers like a GS ski, like a more nimble version of my Katanas. But they are not as quick turning and playful as many others I've skied. Granted, they are not my big dump happy grin ski, they're my utility knife for mediocre condition days. For me they will fit in nicely as my GoTo ski on days when it snowed 2cm or less. Otherwise I will go with something fatter and more playful like the Wailer112s.
My point is, many skiers come to Epic Ski and the leading ski magazines to get advice on "What is the BEST ski?" rather than "What is the the BEST ski for ME?" I would not recommend the Bones to an intermediate looking to improve. Too long a turning radius and too damp and heavy.
Note, while I am a very strong skier, I do not have the subtle knowledge that Jim and Phil have to note the distinctions among the gazzilions of skis out there. But over they years I've watched many skis become THE SKI that middle aged guys with money run out and purchase just because it is the #1 rated ski (think Metron B5, Gotama, Mantra, heck even Olin Mark IV Comps back in the day).
Final point: There are so many unbeliebably good skis available today. I wished I owned a ski shop and could try/demo them all. The subtlties among the various shapes, sizes and manufacturing techniques are such that you can practically find a ski that is custom designed to your specific needs. So the "What is the Best Ski" concept is particularly dead in these heady days for microbrew ski companies.