I got to try out the new Solomon BBR yesterday at Stevens Pass, WA. The BBR essentially does what it advertises and would seem to make a good one-ski quiver or a decent "travel ski" for an advancing intermediate.
The Salomon BBR's dimensions are: 147-88-102 and come in 166, 176 and 186. I skied on the 186. The relatively narrow waist (88 mm) and short radius allowed me to carve with ease on the groomers. There wasn't much powder or crud to test it's capabilities, but I did search around a little of-piste and the wide tips with slight rocker did appear to float easily over the little bits of powder or crud I did find. The ski does ski shorter than it's length due to it's rocker and overall, it was light and very easy to ski, but I wouldn't call it "exciting".
As I mentioned, if someone is an advancing intermediate that only wants to buy one ski, the BBR would work fine. Also, if your planning a ski trip, and there's the possibility for variable conditions from firm groomers to powder dumps, and you only want to bring one pair of skis, the BBR's should work fine.
Salomon brought their trailer full of skis for their traveling demo. Most of the skis that they brought were their pre-production skis that did not have the top sheet graphics - just the raw fiberglass / epoxy. Several people, myself included, thought that these looked better than the ones with the top sheets ! The top sheet graphics, combined with the shape, makes the skis look a little too retro - but not in a good way - just personal preference.
These skis wont replace your carving skis, nor are they a replacement for your wider waist powder / crud skis - they just don't have the same feel, stability and float that the wider waist skis have. But they are not really advertised as a replacement, but seem to be made for the person who will only buy one ski.
I don't really understand why they are being so 'exclusive' with these skis, with only 80 available in the USA right now and only 16 dealers. The Salomon rep said they'll sell for about $800 - $850.