Hi, I’m about your size and demo both the Gotama and Sugar daddy when I was looking to replace a pair of 185 Bandit XXX.
I demoed the 184 Sugar Daddy 04/05 (That model did not have the plate) and really did not like it. The tail seems soft and unresponsive compared to the XXX. I did not think the 184 SD had enough float for someone weighing over 220lbs.
The Gotama definitely has more float under foot. I demoed a 176. The conditions were cut up pow and it was fun. For pow, a 184/191 would be much better. Unfortunately I was not able to demo the 184(or is it 183) Gotama.
My pow ski is the Sanouk. Given that you are slightly heavier than me, I would recommend taking a look at the Sanouk. It handles a wider range of conditions than just deep pow. Also, I find it to be quite nimble in the trees.
Girlfriend: Both the SD and Gotama would be fun. You might look for 168 Gotama.