I have noticed that "new" Sierra Trading Post Atomic skis are one or two seasons old, often with Neox 310, not 412. As I understand it, the Metrons 9 and 10 are structurally unchanged from 05/06 to 06/07, but the graphics are new. This will make no difference except for resale price. Also, buyers need to be careful about the Neox bindings - they were made about a pound lighter in 05/06. The older, heavier bindings command a lesser price, although arguably they are not inferior (except when you carry the skis). It is hard to tell the old from the new Neox, but the Bears have provided information on this site that is helpful.
AnitSuperEgo's price of $630 for M:10 with Neox 412 is a good deal; that is approximately the pro form price for 06/07.
I agree; I can hardly wait to hit the slopes also.
Best to all.