Ditto on Bob, also read all Ric's and E's, Nolo's stuff opinions and expecially skiing. Also Holiday (have skied with him) and Slider (skied with him). I will admit however I do believe there are a few here that talk a really good talk and maybe can't ski quite as well as they talk.
As an example of someone who is a little humble, I don't let myself get too involved in the real deep technique stuff as; first, I really don't know where the abductor muscle/ligament is located on the human body; second, don't really care because obviously mine is working; third, I really adhere to the KISS principle; fourth, no one can think of all that stuff when he/she is skiing; fifth, at my age I'm lucky I'm still skiing and really don't worry to much about getting better; sixth, no 1,000 drills repitition for me - I'm liable to be dead by then and besides even though I don't know where or what it is, an Abductor just can't be that important.
However, love to ski with Bob at JH, b ut scares me a little. Love the feel of the snow underfoot, good powder, cold mornings with no one on the mountain, sound of the trees in the wind etc.etc.etc. - fill in the blanks.
Sometimes I will read a thread and it will contain "....and it will esthestically (sic)look good.....". When I read this I think. "Is it important to look good when you're skiing alone with no one else around." Did you fall or make a bobo in the backcoutry if you did sosmething wrong but nobody saw? If you ski to "look good" then you are missing the whole point of the real skiing experien ce. I don't really give a #&#$ what I look like to you, the important thing is what I "feel" like to me.
I'm kicking around your thoughts about how it looks vs feels. I never think about looking good while skiing. However, I do care about skiing well and I think that good skiing also looks good. I know from watching my own video that what feels good to me often looks like crap. Go figure.