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No offense, but that's fucking stupid. Either your perception of bootfitters is completely wrong, or your local shop sucks.
As a bootfitter myself, I can safely say that bootfitting is critical. You guys may be lucky or young enough to step into any boot and be fine. Unfortunately, the other 97% of skiers can't - that's why there are bootfitters.
The thing is, people don't know how a boot should fit. You don't buy the most comfortable boot, because that boot is undoubtedly the biggest boot you've tried on, and when it packs out you'll be left with a boot that is much too big for you foot.
Instead, a bootfitter will tell you how a boot should fit your foot and will work with you to try and find the one, that, when broken in, will fit you best.
Boots are the most important part of your setup. If you're feet aren't happy, your body won't be happy, and if your boots don't fit, your skis won't respond correctly. Having properly fitting boots is a big deal, but most people don't realize it...