same, poles are honestly unnatural when i use them now. but they do come in handy when in deep pow so i use them on the days it dumps and by the 3rd run poles feel fine again and i can ski a little better because then using poles is more like "cheating" in a sense, like walking a tightrope without a pole vs using a pole. The best place for no poles is in the trees, you have complete freedom of the hands to push off trees, swing on a limb/rope, and your able to get through tighter spaces with more ease i feel.
a lot of extreme sports that are similar to skiing, ridding or balance wise don't use poles and get away with it fine imo. why not skiing is grinding a rail or going of a jump really that different? physics is all the same. its all personal preference.