Correct me if I am wrong but I do not think Salomon is selling the Quest Boots right now, they gave out a bunch of pairs to key people to test and give feedback on.
I was fortunate enough to get a pair from Salomon to rock this season and it is hands down the best AT boot I have ever skied in. I never used them with Dynafit bindings and never will just because I could never trust 2 pins holding my boot in, thats just weird. Anyhow I toured with them in Marker Dukes and now the FS12 Tour and was blown away how great the boots were. I also am required for my job to be on hill a lot and this winter my feet have never been happier. Being in the Quest with Vibram soles at comps, ski tests, etc and then clicking in and skiing like you have a normal boot on absolutely rules.
As for Dalton +++vibes+++ to you my man and hope you are back skiing in no time.
To the thread creator you stated you wanted to keep this thread positive in nature, why on earth would you link it to a facebook group boycotting Amer Sports...Boycotting Salomon?? If you ski on twin tips make sure you thank salomon for the 1080...
Accidents happen, technology/devices do fail sometimes its a fact of life.