Originally Posted by bud heishman
Get a higher performance boot and put "intuition" liners in them and they will be comfy, warm, and easy on/off!
I'd agree. To take it one step further think about Full-Tilt Flexon (the original Flexon come back to life) or Dalbello Krypton.
I'm familiar with the Full-Tilt version. It is basically the original Flexon (produced by Raichle and later Kneissl) that I skied in for years. Although designed for a fairly narrow foot they are very easy to modify by a competent bootfitter to accommodate a wider foot or higher instep etc. I'm guessing the Krypton would be similar.
You said that you ski a lot of moguls as well as steeper slopes. The Full-Tilt Flexon started out as a racing boot that popular among racers skiing DH. Even after Kneissl stopped production several years ago, top mogul skiers including the Winter Olympic Gold medalist continued to ski in them as did many top freeride skiers though they received no sponsor dollars for doing so.
When Kneissl stopped production, I decided to try a four buckle boot again (pre-Raichle my boots were four buckle Langes) and went with the Fischer MX-Pro and then to the Fischer RC4 Race (somewhat narrower at mid-foot than the MX-Pro). The Fischer boots are top quality boots. However, for ease of entry I don't think you can beat the Flexon style "cabriolet" three piece design which comes comes with an intuition liner unless it might be the Nordica the Gransport 12 which is basically a new approach to the rear entry boot. Beyond that I don't know anything about the performance characteristics of the Nordica boot.
Personally, I'd stay away from old rear entry boots especially for aggressive skiing because plastic shells become brittle with age and can crack at inopportune moments. A few seasons ago I witnessed a pair of old Scott rear entry's that split in two across the instep down to the sole on both sides of the boot. The skier wasn't injured but things could have turned out differently.
Anyway, good luck with whatever you decide.