Since I'm pretty sure it won't cost me anything, I'm thinking it's a no brainer to get one. I'd like it for hiking and stuff like that since it's a slip there that could probably cause more problems than skiing. ;)
When I used to compete, I remember most people getting rid of their braces after a year or two. And I know my fair share that blew one knee out and then the other. Occupational hazard of being a mogul skier.
It's finally feeling like fall in Colorado with winter right around the corner.
Added: I know a neoprene brace has come in handy lately just for warmth. The biggest difference I see right now is that I need longer to warm up when I exercise.