First of all thanks for all of the help and opinions! My final choices were definately influenced by all of you!
Drumroll please, ...............Trigger Pulled
Of course, like a typical Bear I couldn't decide on only one pair, so I bought two instead.
The recent purchases are:
Head IM78 in 177
Fischer Progressor 8+ in 170
Plan is to use the IM78 as my Eastern new snow/crud ski and for no new snow days out West. Progressor will be my hardpack ski around here. I do realize that the two skis overlap a bit, but I intentionally bought the IM78 in 177 instead of 171 to gain stability and crud busting ability as compared to the narrower and shorter Progressor.
Came down to a toss up between the Progressor and the Dynastar Contact 10. I ended up with the Progressor because I've really liked my prior Fischer skis and the fact that I can mount the IM78 up with a Railflex plate (I have several lying around) and use one binding for both sets of skis.
Both skis are on the way to my door and I'll report back after I've had a chance to ski them.
Now, what powder ski to get? Salomon Czar and K2 Obsethed are on the short list!