I've lurched towards narrower skis as pushing wider boards on anything other than deeper soft snow hurts my knees. But, that's me, and it reflects how I'm built and how I ski. Other's in my crew have no problem rolling wide skis over on edge and making deep lines in firmer snow. Though, all of those guys (and I do mean guys)are younger and more spry than I.
It's not a sign of tyranny, just anatomy and ability.