I know you're not going to believe this, but strap on a good pair of sc's/sl's, hone your carving skills and you can achieve that sort of "out there", zen-like feel you get from powder.
Look, I (like most of the other posters) am relating personal experiences and giving my opinion of the topic at hand. Nowhere did I state that everyone should be forced to ski huge skis. Unlike many long (or fat) ski critics who are pulling stuff out of their posteriors, I've actually tried the silly little skis. IMO, they blew. I'm sure modern slalom skis are different from the skis I tried, but I don't race slalom - why would I bother? Long skis make sense to me, and I tend to gravitate towards things that make sense. If I've gotta rip a 4x8 sheet of plywood I'll use a table saw. I suppose it's physically possible to cut a sheet of plywood with a serrated bread knife, and if that's what certain people want to do then good on ya. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, tho.