The one's I'm considering are
Salomon x-wing 6
Atomic Smoke Nomad (good price, yay)
K2 Apache Raiders
Dynastar Sultan 80
Volkl AC 3Motion
I'm not sure if some of these are over my head. I've read conflicting reviews about who should use some of these skis, like the Sultan 80 and Raiders are more for Intermediate to advanced then other places wrote they are good for beginners to intermediate. At this point I think flexibility (soft) is important, I tried a pair of old Atomic Pro Carv 6.20 and had a hard time with them because they were so stiff, my legs were killing me by the end of the day from pushing and didn't feel as confident as the rentals. But then I would like to be happy with them if I ever become more advanced and want to go a little faster, although I don't see myself racing anyone.
I'm thinking 160cm but a lot of the sizes come 156, 158 and 163. I was told by the guy at a local ski shop that 160 would be good for me.
Any suggestions would be great,