I'm not renewing this year after 5 years as a member. I get much more useful, and although it may be biased, it's from the heart, information on Epic. It doesn't take much time to learn who you can trust to be totally unbiased and who trumpets what they ski as the best thing ever on this forum. Of course I never do that. It just so happens that the Fischer WC RC4 RC is the best carving ski out there
I used to buy most of my skis from eBay and agree that RealSkiers may be the best resource for last year's (or the year before that...or the year before that.....) skis. But the reviews on Ski Press seem to be pretty decent for the current year and you can look at their archives for some older skis (not as extensive as Keelty's, but free).
I'll probably regret it at some point this year - most likely when I see some ski that looks like a killer deal on eBay - but I've got 2 in college
: and I'm scrimping to save for lift tix in VT this winter.