Salomon (and every other competent manufacturer too) will be aware of demographics--people who ski are getting older. It's an expensive sport compared to others too, and so, yes--I also think there is a market for RE or ME boots.
As I said earlier, I'm 54, and thus, realistically may still get better at this sport in the next fifteen years. But it isn't going to matter...even to me...whether or not the next [insert name here] star wins a medal or not on the skis I buy. I DID just buy the Hart F17 (World Cup) skis for next season because of the reputation of the ski itself (in part)...and knowing that the skis will ever be better than I am myself as a skier...but I bought skis from 2013. I did that because of the design of the ski itself and the purpose for it (which I hope works out)...and because my local area sports a lot of the bumps.
I did something similar back "in the day" when bought my Olin's. Back then "Outhouse" at Mary Jane had a minimum ski length of 185 (mine are 206's)...which led to it sporting BIG bumps. It was better then than I ever was (and it still is today)...but it's still my target. I would like to someday know that run like I know the back of my own hand.
I drive cars very fast--I'm good at it--but when I ski I ski in a controlled fashion, straight down the fall line with upper body held open and square to that line...and within a narrow corridor using multiple turns (slalom style). I'm not a GS skier and certainly not a Downhill type, so almost EVERYONE on a hill passes me (except for those who stop--I will rarely stop, left to my own devices).
I do also like steep hills sometimes too when I can find them, which is why Mary Jane will always be a favorite of mine and why I'm looking at properties in Grand County.