I remember my first sighting........all that came to mind was clown shoes.
Qua;ifier, I was still on rossi 7xk's
Passed on Blizzards and jumped on some Icelantics
The fully rockered Gotama - 1st year. I had a pair of these and could just never get them to work right. Bouncy in crud, so-so turn finish and a "no-tail" feel all the time
Icelantic Nomad - Stiff, planky, dead feeling ski with a much larger turn radius than the numbers would indicate. Could not wait to get them off my feet.
Some are hating on the Soul 7, which I love to death. Everybody has a preference, I guess.
I can't say I have intensely disliked any ski I have skied. Some were completely wrong for the kind of skiing I like to do, but when used for their intended purpose, style, whatever, they worked fine, just not for me.
Food for thought: I did not like the Rossi Soul 7 when I tried a pair at a free demo day on groomers and hard snow bumps at Okemo last season and absolutely loved them in powder and crud and really soft bumps when I tried them again a month later in Montana.