Feel free to post your opinions below. My time on these has been relatively limited, save for the few 2008 carryover skis and a couple of extended demos I managed to get my hands on last spring.
Atomic Snoop Daddy: I haven't skied it, but hear great things
Blizzard Cronus: the only serious time I had on these, unfortunately the ski had a bent tip. Felt lighter than I had expected.
Blizzard Argos: I haven't skied it.
Blizzard Magnum 8.7: great ski, very similar (but wider) when compared to the Elan 82ti. Super powerful, not too stiff (great for lighter skiers like myself) and extremely stable and confidence-inspiring at speed. Wil be a top ski for 2009.
Dynastar Mythic Rider: a great ski, very versatile, not demanding. A little soft at the top end, can be skied in any condition, fun in crud.
Dynastar Legend Pro: Very easy to ski for a wide board, nice float, the longer 184 felt just about perfect for me. Not as stable at speed as the bigger Huge Trouble. Makes a great crudbuster, sluggish on the groomers.
Elan 888: one of my personal faves, very good all-around ski, and the one I take with me on a trip when I don't know what to expect. Feels like a big GS on the groomers, great in crud, very stable.
Fischer: Watea 94: extremely versatile, very light underfoot, snappy and easy to ski. Not the most stable at speed in crud, handles moderate speeds very well. More versatile than the 94mm width would suggest.
Head: iM88: has been around awhile, but still a great big-feeling crudbuster and all-mountain ski. Can do pretty much anything, best for more aggressive skiers, with a fairly heavy and powerful feel to it.
Head Mojo 94: very solid, damp wood-core feel backside ski. A little suggish on the grooomers, confidence-inspiring at speed in crud.
K2 Outlaw: Relatively easy to ski, good performance vs. input ratio. Also not bad for the more aggressive skier, although I think many on this list are more powerful and stable. Solid in crud, but didn't stand out in any respect. Very damp, typical K2.
Kastle MX88: I haven't skied this model
Kastle MX98: maybe my favorite ski here. Very forgiving, as powerful as anything listed, and a more solid carver than most in this category. Expensive, but you get what you pay for....
Nordica Hot Rod Helldiver: 90mm underfoot, feels a bit carvier than some at this width. Fun ski all around the hill, a little light in the loafers for aggressive skiers. More of a 50/50 wide ski than a real crudbuster empahsis. Fun on the groomers.
Nordica Hot Rod Hellcat: I haven't skied it, but is the Helldiver with 1 more layer of metal. I probably would like it, as I have grown to like the Jet Fuel and Mach 3 Power as my skills increased last year.
Nordica Enforcer: I really liked this ski. The flex was perfect for me, it handled the crud with ease, was stable and easy to ski, and even carved well for a wide ski. I was very impressed.
Rossignol Phantom SC95: I haven't been on ski, nor another Rossi in awhile.
Salomon Lord: I skied this and wasn't overly impressed. For a middle-of-the-road width, not a very good carver, and pretty nervous at speed. OK in crud, but not spectacular at higher speeds. Also a little light at speed. I think a traditional cambered ski, rather than a rocker, makes a much more versatile all-mountain ski. None of the rocker or flat-camber skis I have tried have been really versatile, but are great at what they do.
Stockli Stormrider XXXL: perhaps my favorite crud-buster ski if I only skied 6 runs a day. It owned the mountain at speed, and I could do no wrong. Once I got tired, I could do no right on ski; it is as demanding as they come. Unparalleled stability and smoothness at speed, terrible in bumps, a solid carver, totally unforgiving.
Volkl Grizzly: A great 1-ski quiver option. Very powerful off-piste, stable, more of a big brusier feel than is typical with Volkl (Tigershark influence perhaps?). Better ski for good skiers than the AC50. I liked it, probably on my top 5 on this list.
Volkl Mantra: very solid wood-core feel, stable at speed, relatively easy to ski. Like a big Elan 888, but more width underfoot and not as quick.