I got bit by the Wailer bug two weeks ago in Utah. Skied a three year old pair of Pures in 178cm mostly in boot to thigh powder. A magic carpet ride for certain. Had great fun in soft bumps as well. Even on the short stretches of groomer runs I did to the lift, they hooked up remarkably well with big/little toe technique. If I lived in Utah I would already own a pair. But I live in Maine. Certainly, we get some powder days, though it is not of the blower variety. "Mixed condition" is a kind description of the variety of different snow/harpack/ice you might encounter on a single run as well.
While I would love to have a pair of these, I just wonder if either the pure or hybrid is so specialized as a powder ski, or impractical as a more "all-rounder," that I would relegate them to the quiver closet save for those few special deep days. When do you East Coast guys bring these out to play?