So after my big toe nail falling off from the one time I managed to hit the slopes last season I've come across two very nice boots (for me) this season for practically nothing.
The case for the Rossis: It's a little looser fitting while still being pretty snug and I have poor circulation in my calves/feet. There is more room in the toe without the boot feeling loose and I think my feet will feel better at the end of the day. It has a more substantial cuff to drive the ski. It has a more aggressive stance. It feels like there's less pressure points and less pressure overall around the calf.
The case for the Heads: The tighter fit feels like it is probably more likely the correct fit (from what I gathered from my amatuer racing days the boot fitters had a very "embrace the pain" attitude), although I do have some concerns about pain, especially in the toes after a long day. The liner is warmer. These boots feel a lot lighter than the rossis. Some of the bells and whistles are nice, such as the super leverage thingy on the top two buckles and the grippy rubber bottom feels more natural to walk in. It looks aesthetically a good deal cooler (the least of my concerns).
I think I may have to hit the slopes with both, but I'm not a gear junky so what do you guys think? I live in New England where it's icy and have an okay set of carving skiis if that impacts your feedback at all. I ride mostly Black diamonds and I used to race a little about 5-6 years ago so I like to ski pretty aggressively so I guess I would consider myself an advanced intermediate. I'll probably end up pawning whichever one I like less after riding them on craigslist or something.