I ski the 169 and 179 Seths as my everyday skis at Mammoth.The little ones are great for bumping, park, and anything not involving big turns in cut up snow. They just don't have enough reach to go fast in the cut up stuff. The 179 is better for going big, but is also pretty versatile. I skied the B3 on a pow day earlier in the season. It was awfully boaty for me, and reminded me of the old Wave 106 from Nordica; big and planky. The Scratch BC is much more to my liking, and is a great everyday ski, especially for crud. I skied the Gotama two weeks ago, on good snow, but not soft stuff. It was actually pretty fun, although the edge grip seemed to be lacking. It compares more to the Maidin' AK (New K2 with 108 waist and the coolest Iron Maiden graphics) than Seth. I skied the Maidin' AK the same day as the Gotama, and found it to be similar, but with better grip (could have been the tune). Both skis were way more fun on less than soft snow than you might expect, and seemed quite versatile.