Genlemen, thank you ALL for your advice. I got a lot more feedback than I expected. You've all given me good points to ponder. I'm going to mull it all over in my mind and likely test a few demo's out this weekend before I do anything. Very good, helpful site here, with a lot of folks that are far more knowledgeable than myself. Whatever my choice is, I will be sure to leave a post in the appropriate forum. Many thanks to all!
Update with opinions on what you demoed! I see a significant lack in frontside ski opinions compared to their all mountain counterparts.