Thanks for the info! Got measured again this weekend at a shop in Michegan, and tried more than a few boots on. The only one that felt like a glove-fit was the Atomic with the 100 mm last and the "live fit" flexible rubber. With a footbed, the ankle was holding well, but still there was a hot spot on the ankle bone. I'd bet a slice of Aunt Fanny's apple pie that the ankle could be punched out for a perfect fit, but it's not happening with my local shop.
Tried on a couple of wider boots, and they just felt sloppy. As the guy at the shop I went to said to me, I like the 100mm, but I'm "using every bit" of the 100mm. He also explained that "modern" skis don't require as much side-to-side hold on the foot since you just tip and they carve, you don't need to rotate as much. Maybe on the bunny hill, but I'm not buying it for the way I like to ski.
His first comment was that I have wide calves. Second comment was that I have a wide foot. I think that's a little overstated, however I do have falling arches, so the reality is I probably don't need a wide 104 boot as much as I need a custom orthodic.
In all the boots I tried, I felt ok with a Salomon Quest 110 in a 28.5 (29 felt like too much room front to back), but the cuff was tight. The Atomic Waymaker had a nice fitting cuff, but the lower shell felt sloppy even with footbeds in it.
The guy then recommended the moldable X-Pro 130, but he couldn't mold it for me today, so I'd have had to bring it to my local Salomon dealer to have it molded, and I said "pass" for now, particularly since the price was a big jump for me.