I am 6.1, 200 lbs, age 57, level 7, skiing since age 5, 50-80 days a year and one will not find me on the runs except to cross to go from one tree patch to another. I ski Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sierra in Ca.
I have the Crusades in 179 and the Punishers in 181cm. (Also Atomic EX, Fisher AMC 76, Head Monster 78, Atomic M11, Atomic B5)
To distinguish between the 2 skis is really simple. If you like a Cadillac ride get the Crusades, if you like a BMW ride get the Punishers (as I understand it, the Mission is practically a Punisher without the twin tip, whereas the new Missions are 145 115 135 which is hugely different than previous years)
Both perform in the woods exceptionally smooth, whereby the Punisher wants to be tamed a bit more, the Crusades are a bit more forgiving. The Punisher is what I call a bit more squirrely. Unless you intend to ride in the park, set the binding backward 1" from center on both skis - carving becomes more stable. The Punishers want to be ridden fast and seems to have a better hold on icy conditions. The Crusade is a purring pussy cat at any speed.
I have killed my Crusades this year in Heavenly going over to little coverage and the edges are one boulder scratch away from unraveling. I am already looking for a replacement. The Crusade is without any doubt the best ski I have ever skied and I will get it in 189cm.
My wife is 5.7, age 55, and she skis on the Crusades in 169 and wants to get the 179.