Well if you really want to...get "back to basics and limitations", if you ride fixed, maybe you would like telemark.
as far as all the posts about not knowing what i'm missing, i do know what i'm missing. there's nothing i love more than carving tight turn and getting the whole side of my body on the mountain but i also have a great time pushing the straight skis and i can get similar sensations. i rarely go on more than 2 ski trips a year so the fact that my skis are free is great plus they have a sentimental value because they were my dads. every time i look down i remember my dad skiing on them with the most beautiful old school form. so elegant. so fast.