OK newbie, a few reality pills for your health:
1) Why are buying your skis on line? At best you'll save sales tax, as most non-resort specialty shops in the US sells skis for exactly the same price, namely the Internet price. If you're trying to save money, you're going about it the wrong way. Your counsellors here have told you (correctly) to focus on boots first as if you blow this assignment the ski you purchase will be quite immaterial. You say you want to get them in Taos, where you are sure to find boots selling at MSRP, or roughly 20% over market price. The boot fitting assistance you receive will be first-rate and you will pay for it accordingly. You will also pay to mount whatever bindings you get which would probably not be the case if you bought the skis at the same establishment. There go your tax savings. Not to mention the abundance of good will you will engender by bringing Internet-bought skis into a specialty shop. So whatever you do, scratch the idea of buying your skis on line.
2) Now that that's out of the way, let's get back to this boot purchase. Of course I don't know squat about your feet - and I don't want to know - but I do know the boot market. If you're trying to save some cash, go to a city specialty shop (avoid Sports Authority and their ilk like the plague - they know less than you do) and try on some Atomic Hawx boots: great value for what they offer. They may not fit you, but they're worth a try and will save you around $100 compared to similar models from other brands.
3) I could explain ad nauseum why I'm picking these 3 skis for you to try when you're in Taos, but I'm going to cut to the chase. Try the Blizzard Bonafide, Rossignol E98 and Nordica Hell & Back. (BTW, I don't think much of your provisional list. Toss it.) ( BTW2, I would normally include the benchmark ski in this genre, the Volkl Mantra, but frankly you're not good enough to fully appreciate it. Volkls expect you to be good, and you're not there yet.) Again in the spirit of not complicating your life more than it already is, buy a Salomon STH12 binding and you're done. BTW, your demo fees will be applied to the ski's purchase price, so you don't add to your costs there.
4) Finally, as a ski-boot-binding purchaser aimed at high-end products, you are specialty shop's dream customer. They like dream customers, but they don't much like to share them. If you have no shop of choice targeted in Taos, you couldn't do better than The Boot Doctors. See Charley and tell him Jackson sent you...