I'm certainly NOT going to alter my skiing style to accomidate a recomended DIN of 8. On an 8, I release every run. I ski a 12 normally, and have no problem releasing normally. I ski FAST, and I ski WELL, and usually ski FAST and WELL on rough terrain.
Now. Who else normally skis fast and well on rough terrain? Racers - icy ruts? Competitive Mogul Skiers - bumps? Competitive Freeskiers in crud? Hummmm... Good skiers are usually fairly smooth on their skis, but there is no way they can track rough terrain perfectly - they power through it. On top off that, would like a ski to come off at 80 mph, or above a cliff band?
I give you one guess what kind of din's these people ski. Definitely not "level 3". It is just not physicaly possible to do high level, aggressive skiing on that kind of DIN, the forces generated are WAY too high.
If that's not enough for you, why do many manufactures make two or three levels of race stock bindings, some of which go up to a DIN of 30! They must be for those WC hacks who aren't "quiet" on their skis!
On a side note I personally have one pair of 11-17 Din Salomons (set to 14), on my GS skis. Based on the build quality (ALL metal), I wouldn't buy a pair of "commercial" race bindings for more than $150, since I know a shop where race stock salomons can be had for ~$230.
Linda - Just crank them up (properly) until you stop pre-releasing, but can still release in a crash.