We need to get back to skiing here!
It's not the length (or width) of the skis, but the amount of pleasure that is gained from riding on them.
If after 4 hours of tantric skiing on my 99cm Fischers I struggle to wipe the grin off my face, then this is good.
If one of your reasons for sticking with long skis is when you're standing in line for a cable car/gondola, that you want to measure up to the guys around you, then buy long skis and hang around with the other boys at the lift lines. As for me, I have skis to ski on. When I'm standing around a lift, I don't mind if a bunch of blokes aren't staring at my skis, but if they see me ski, and applaud, I'm more comfortable with that.
OK, now I've said my bit, can we get back to talking about skiing