Dawg, your ability to describe the differences between skis is terrifically valuable to me, especially since I'm starting the hunt for a new daily driver in the 82-90 range (yes, I like SJ's term). Now that I've reached the Masters age bracket I'm finding that sometimes my 183cm Monster 82's are driving my 150-pound body more that the other way around.
My preference seems to match yours: damp, powerful but not too stiff. Vixels and FX's intrigue. OTOH, used Peak 88's and Elan 888's are a bargain. Hmmmm.
Several of your analyses of certain skis match my experience so well that I've become a fan. And the effort that you go to compiling the reviews together is appreciated.
You're producing a valuable product here. You ought to monetize it.
I am glad it helps out-thanks for the kind note! I am, in a way, attempting to monetize it: hopefully people will look me up when they need to make a ski purchase. Other than that, though, going to demo ski shows is a great tax write-off! Also, I do enjoy posting on Epic and helping people out. Skiing is always more fun on the right skis.