I think this whole threat can be boiled down to these points:
1. UtahSaint likes what he likes in skis and boots.
2. Others' mileage may (and, if the ad hominem nature of the replies is any indication, does) vary.
I ski on race skis every week - but that's because I coach junior racers who are trying to claw their way up the USSA ladder. My main coaching skis are cheater GSs (Atomic Redsters with a 17.4m radius, FWIW), and they work for demoing SL and GS to U10, U12, and U14 racers without any problems. When I'm teaching the older kids, or running U16 or above GS and SG sets, I'm on a pair of 193cm 27m (calculated to be approx. 29.2m) Fischer RC4 FIS GS skis. I also have access to a 195cm/35m Völkl GS if I want it, and it skis well (turns as easily as the Fischer). The long boards are a gas at speed, and rock solid on boilerplate ice and injected snow. And they can be fun on other surfaces, though they aren't ideal in things like moguls (a great way to bend a GS ski permanently).
But when I simply want to enjoy a mountain? Well, it depends on the snow conditions. I have my race skis, I have Head SuperShape Magnums for most frontside fun, and I have Rossi E98 for bigger mountains and a mix of frontside and off-piste. For the big mountains, I have a pair of 190cm/41m sidecut Atomic Thugs with Marker Duke bindings, which give me a lot of options, all around, though they turn like battleships on groomed snow (e.g. no rocker, stiff).
And I've had fun on many other skis, from K2 Apache Recons, to Dynastar Legends, to Völkl Mantras, to Fischer Wateas, to Line Prophets, and many other things in between. If I lived out west, I'd look into something like a Watea 101 or similar as a fun ski to slice and dice the mountain without having to beat myself up in the process.
And my boots are a 130 flex that's closer to a 120 these days. On really warm days, they're a bit too soft, but in the cold they're fine. And they allow me the flexion to activate the tip of my ski and really engage the turn - not just "park 'em and arc 'em," which doesn't win races. And I'm not exactly tiny (6'4", 193 lbs. in the winter season).
I think this thread has been beaten to death at this point.
Can we all agree that everybody's taste in skis is different?