I'm just getting into skiing and wanted to buy some equipment this offseason. I'm 6'0 and 150 lbs, ski blues and progressing to blacks on the east coast. After doing a lot of ski research on these boards it seems that I need to get a good pair of boots in the offseason and then demo some skis at the start of next before buying skis. I live in Maryland and was seeing that two of the boot fitters at SkiCenter in DC were recommended (at least as of the post date in '07). Checking their website on a random pair of boots (Salomon Shogun Ski Boots 2010) they're $499.00 there and 349.90 on evogear! I don't mind paying a little bit more to buy locally and get a professional fit, but is this $150 disparity worth the bootfitter? Or would it just be better to buy a pair through an online site and then get them fitted at their shop?