Intersting post and attitude..........
Actually, I think the term 'realistic' applies better to most of the posters here at Epic. I have absolutely NO IDEA whom you might be be referring to that might know powder skis better since (as a rule), I'd say...(#1), most epic skiers ski as well as the posters on any other website, and (#2), I personally ski more powder skis every year than most worms do in a lifetime. (That is my business am I'm danged good at it)
So perhaps there is a magic website somewhere where one's skill and knowledge of powder skiing and skis goes up two-three notches when one logs in but I have yet to experience said magic place.
In the meanwhile....a professional in this field would evaluate the following....the OP is fairly small, a level 6 skier, and has inquired twice about how said wider skis will react on groomers or other conditions other than powder.
So........given this evaluation of what the OP has asked about.....would a professional in this field suggest a Katana?...a Hellbent?? a Prophet 130 (OMG) or an ARG or some other such tool.
Yeah, right!!!..............Not even close!!!
What does skiing ability have to do with it? I never said anyone was a bad skier. I just said that a lot of people here seem reluctant to try anything truly fat. You pretty much proved my point by implying that something like a Prophet 130 is going to be unmanageable on groomers. A lot of people here write off anything fatter than 100 as just silly. Its simply not true, they are way more versatile than you think.
I didn't suggest ARGs or Hellbents because I don't think they would suit the OP's needs. However, somethign fat, soft, and with traditional sidecut would probably be more enjoyable AS A PURE POWDER SKI than something 94mm underfoot. I see 94mm as being on the narrower side of an every day ski.
Just out of curiosity, what "powder" skis have you tried? Thats exactly my point, a lot of the bears refer to mid fats as "powder" skis.
Whatever though, to each their own. Don't see why you're getting your nickers in a bunch.