Bob, you are probably correct in that I was "out of bounds". Perhaps Dave just jumped in without reading any of the previous posts to see that there were issues and merely wanted to share his fit experiences. As you may have seen, there is a lot of emotion swirling around about the "accident". Those feelings are heightened with the realization that Salomon ( in reality, someone working for Salomon) let some boots get into the marketplace at either a development stage that was untested or they were preproduction / salesman's samples that were not intended to be on the market. I also think that a lot of the angst has been due to the realization by many that "that could have been me, how can I trust them again". Combine that with the reality that Salomon the corporation, has not to anyone's knowledge, been able to mitigate the extreme financial stress for medical care that the injured and his young family are currently experiencing as a result of their (Solomans) negligence and you have a lot of "lynch mob" mentality.
I, myself, have tried to avoid that. I don't know the injured. Never met him. I do have a son about the same age who has small children and skis in dangerous situations where equipment failure could be catastrophic and this struck me in the heart. I have tried to play a more positive role by shopping for and buying select used ski gear and reselling with all of the proceeds being donated directly to the injured party to help meet his medical bills.
Dave, sorry if you were offended. I read a number of your posts prior to my reply and detected nothing ill but as the internet is a lousy way to communicate feelings I may have misread yours. I'll stand by my suggestion though. In light of the high emotions surrounding that boot, your member review might be better received in the patrol shack or ski gear discussion where it would receive a wider and perhaps less inflamed audience.