I have to admit I am getting some sympathy for this guy. It would seem that the ski industry has again not served a new entrant to our sport well. Some shop sold him boots for "comfort", no doubt, SKI magazine overhype advertizing-based articles got him on the wrong skis, and the overpriced prices for instruction (delivered by perversely underpaid instructors) got him to avoid lessons. And now, to boot, he's being sold some sort of boot molding service that undoubtedly ignores how a boot should actually be fitted.
No wonder the industry has so many one-and-dones.
As for the shoguns being "perfect" for these conditions, no one needs 101's for those conditions. A 78 to 88 would be perfectly fine and far easier for an occasional skier to handle. Not to mention much easier to manage in crowds. As to the shoguns themselves, I defer to the comments made on the "Tech Info for Skiers" site (for no-advertizing based reviews): "A distant descendant of the Gun, the Shogun is at its best in steep and deep conditions. Very focused, best purchased, like the Czar, for use in places like Alta/ Snowbird, Squaw, Jackson, Whistler and the like."
Skis 90+ are specialty items that no one that skis under 20 days a year should have as a primary. I'm sure that statement will get the testosterone flowing somewhere. In my day it was all about getting beyond the manly 200cm length (with the shaped skis I dropped all the way down to 165 and now back up to 170 and having more fun) so I know all about comparing dicks. Anyway, I'd be more impressed if you were on Ullr's Chariots than the shogun.