I think Jim laid it out about as well as a professional equipment buyer possibly can. When he purchases that equipment for a store, his target consumer is a price-point intermediate. If your skiing is fast or aggressive, or you are a larger skier, this equipment may be on the soft side for you. The Marker 11 is a binding that has generated a lot of complaints among more aggressive skiers for what they call pre-release. It usually occurs with the weight back, and any impact, and it causes the toe to release, even with fairly high spring tension. I find that binding is flexible, and doesn't provide the connection I look for. On the other hand, this is a very very common binding on the hill and its settings are suitable for most recreational skiers. For a twin tip the Public Enemy has a lot of very good reviews in a close price range. Not many reviews on the Silencer on EpicSki, but an internet search
found some people who found happiness with them.
Of all the gear you listed, I would be most concerned about the performance level of those boots. Did you shell fit them without the liner?