Not sure if Atown was tongue in cheek, but he asked me in another thread here the following: "Billiam, everyone has their own preferance in bindings and ski. I was just wondering if you tend to purchase more Rossignol and Dynastar skis due to the fact that your prefer their bindings?"
And my response: "I can put a Look/Rossi binding on any ski, for example, my Volkls and my Salomon both have Look bindings. Since I don't buy "system" skis, I get my binding of choice and mount it to my ski of choice. While there may be some advantages to binding systems, I think a lot of it is marketing and forcing into buying their binding or the binding of the manufacturer they have a deal with.
Luckily, Volkl sells their better skis flat, so I can put my choice of binding on their ski."