I miss the days when you only needed 2 pair of skis - Sl and GS racing. That pair would work everywhere, anytime, and in any condition.
Don't get me wrong - I miss the days, not the skis. There are just too many damn choices these days, and to make matters worse skis have gotten so good for a specific task that any ski not directly designed for that task sucks. If you don't have the latest GS or SL ski in a race - go home. And, if you take your racing boards out west you'll be working way harder than your buddies on all mountain or powder boards.
I have a Race GS (P60), Race SL (P60), and a "Carving" Free ski (6*) ... and I'm looking for another one as a big mountain / powder board. When will it end ?