And now, for something completely different...Since you ski only 10 days per year, you might consider investigating the cost of renting. In particular, you could see if a shop would allow you to rent 10 days' worth of demo-level (i.e., high-performance skis, not "regular" rentals and not the so-called "sport" package) skis for, say, $250. This is much less than the purchase cost, and would allow you to try a variety of different skis. Your quiver is now the entire demo fleet for that shop, so you can pick different skis for different conditions.
Now, admittedly, at the end of the season, you're out $250 and you don't have any skis to show for it. On the other hand, if you buy a pair of skis and bindings for, say, $675, and spend another $75 for mounting, tuning, etc. while you own them, you've still spent $25/day (assuming you continue to ski 10 days/year), only now your skis are three years old and you haven't had the chance to try out anything else.
By skiing on a number of different demos, you'll get a much better idea of what works well for you than you will by asking us. Further, you manage to postpone the decision while your skill develops and your preferences change. If you find something you really like, you can probably buy the demo pair at the end of the season for a fat discount.
Understand that I'm not advocating renting boots. If you don't already own a pair of properly fitted boots, make the investment.
I know it's a hassle to visit the shop before you go skiing every time. Still, it's a way to reduce your immediate investment and it may contribute to a more effective choice when your skiing frequency ramps up.