I picked up a pair of PEs late last winter as a "Days after the Storm Ski" for Tahoe. I had the opportunity to ski them a few days. I found them excellent in powder, crud and even breakable crust (conditions I usually do repeated face-plants) so I was extremely happy with them in these conditions.
One concern I had with the PEs prior to initial set up is that the all mountain mounting point is Way Back (7.5 cm behind center), IMHB. When I compared the PEs based on front/rear contact point to other all mountain skis I like (Dynastar mid fats) they were at least 2 cm further back. I was concerned about this and the input from some of the bears and K2 was to mount on the All Mtn point for all mountain skiing. I went with that recommendation, but Im unsure that this was a good decision - based on my abilities (solid skier, but not a true expert). In the few days I did ski them last year I did find that if I did not stay on top of the PEs in moguls or rough crud they were quite unforgiving and a couple times they spit right out from under me, ala I hit a bannana peal. Im probobly not up to the skills of those who recd the all mountain point position on the ski - so I worry this will require me to pay too much attention in certain conditions - Hey skiing is supposed to be fun.... right? I want to ski them more before I reach a final conclusion, bit I suspect I'll bite the bullet and move the bindings forward 2 cm later this winter (grrrr)- could diminish the powder performance, but I want to have balanced preformance since I have a pair of fats for powder. I think the PEs are a great powder/all mountain ski, but if your skiing in the east coast where you are likely to hit some stiffer conditions in the afternoon I would recommend seeking local input as to the best point to mount your bindings. My thinking is it should be a couple cm in front of the all mountain point.