Preference and perception are a personal thing of course. I believe it matters what type of binding you're using with the boot. Certainly things like snow surface, your weight, your skill, and type of skiing matter too. If a binding provides a lot of support like the hammer head does then you won't need as much boot as with say a G3.
I ski the T1 (4 years old) and find it to be a little more boot than what I really need. All in all I really like the T1 and would buy another if I needed to replace. I've hiked in my T1s a lot too. Sure they're on the heavy side but I suppose that is not really an issue as long as I'm packing liquor and beer.
I've spent a lot of time getting the fit just right. I use 'thotics and an Intuition liner. I believe the newer Scarpa boots have a better liner than the older ones.