Ok, so to sum it all up:
* Lots of dick-waving happened (I can ski a longer/stiffer/straighter/harder/narrower ski/boot/knives/planks than you/them/your-mom/ted-ligety/the-kardashians)
* Ski in whichever GS ski (cheater, masters, FIS) you prefer and demo (a lot) to be sure, dont make assumptions. There's just too many factors influencing how you like a ski.
* Unless you are racing FIS. Then get a FIS ski and FIS boots
* Despite all the differences, the race skis are kinda similar (well, they have to be, they follow some construction rules, after all)
* Some people like to ski racing skis (and that's fine), for one reason or another (hint: its the g-force sensation, quickness edge-to-edge and the woooooo scream in your head, and the eventual mental image of you winning a world cup race)
* Its fine to freeski in a race ski, as long as it puts a smile in your face. Just dont hit anything
* Race skis are tough. Race skis are not a walk in the park, but they are rewarding
* Race skis likes a hard piste. SUrprise, surprise. But sometimes the hard piste is all there is (some people are not skiing in powder-city, where the snow is soft and the girls are pretty)
* Race skis makes you ski better (and makes you a better person, a little known fact), gives you instant feedback (sometimes harshly) and keeps you on your toes
* When I hear "the ski <insert very wide ski here> carves just like a GS ski" a tear drops from my left eye, discreetly. Really, it does.
* All mountain skis are also ok, I guess
* I feel sad for people who dont have the chance to ski a GS ski
* GS skis are fun. GS skis are love. GS skis are life.
* SL's are ok too, I guess. If you are not lucky enough to have the space to use your GS