Sounds like you're WANTING to get back to the narrower, deeper sidecut skis, SkiDoc. So do it!
One unfortunate downside to all the great skis that have come out recently--which includes some of the most versatile go-anywhere, do-anything skis ever made--is that I see more and more people worrying about whether they're on the "right" ski or not. The fact is, a skier with well-balanced skills can ski any size turn anywhere on any ski! Sure, there might be a slightly better specialized ski for some given condition, but rather than obsessing over it, just ski the skis you're on--and have fun!
The narrow-waisted, deep-sidecut (meaning wide tip and tail) skis are GREAT for carving turns. They aren't PERFECT for soft, deep stuff, but they work fine. For the last several seasons, I've skied Elan's SCX line and top-of-the-line HyperCarve everywhere. It's a little "bouncy" in bumps, and doesn't float like a wider platform in powder, but it's still WAY FUN. And when you get it on the groomed, those built-in grins really come out!
As a final, technical explanation to help convince you, here is my in-depth essay on the benefits of sidecut:
(Note that the size of your grin is directly proportional to the depth of the sidecut of your skis.)
Bob Barnes[ October 31, 2002, 11:13 PM: Message edited by: Bob Barnes/Colorado ]