My two cents on the whole length issue....
It is a skier thing, but there are skiers that need longer skis. Even a mid-fat or a fat ski in a shorter length just does not provide the same type of stability through crud as the king of crud the 204cm Morrison.
This was a great ski for aggressive adv/experts used to skiing longer length GS skis.
Now with 195cm mid-fats skiing is easier. Quicker edge to edge, more manuverable, but still in the crud making long turns the overall surface area and stability is just not quite the same. For everyday riding the 195cm mid is a better ski, but there are those instances where the longer board would be nice.
Overall the short ski movement is a positive one for almost all skiers. But there are those certain conditions where a big guy 180lbs+ would like to have a mid or a fat in up to a 200cm length.
Everyone needs something a little different. If Joe Diddy from Texas wants to ski on a 165cm cause he thinks it's a fun ski then all the power to him. I bet some of us here would think a 204cm mid-fat would be the most absurd type of ski, but others would relish it.
It don't matter what you ride, as long as you love to glide.