I have to disagree with a few things in this post.
First off, your post regarding newer companies. I understand your concern but I wouldnt be so quick to count them out. Although they may be new alot of companies, like surface, produce a quality product. Many people love their blue house, surface, ON3P (etc) skis. You say you dont really trust them because of your experience with moment last year which i can completely understand. However, i wouldnt necessarily blame this as a result of their "small/new" status. Look how many people complain about durability issue's with even more established companies. Every company, no matter how "established" makes a defective ski every now and then.
Secondly I have to strongly disagree with your post about line. You say how you've owned a couple pairs and they dont really float yoru boat. Yet you also mention how you currenty own and ride a 10 year old pair. Excuse me for assuming but im guessing whatever other lines youve owne have been older or around the same age. Do you really think their ski;s have stayed the same in the past 10 years? If so your sadly mistaken, not only have they continued to improve year by year but 3 years ago they were picked up by K2 and became a branch of their company (dont qoute me on this, i think it was 3 years ago but could be completely wrong. 2 years sounds about right but so does 2). After this they produced much more reliable skis in terms of durability.
Go try some chronics, chronic cryptonites or blends and tell me they dont float and/or charge crud.
I guess it seems like im trying to stick up for these companys, and in a way i guess i am, but id just like you to consider things instead of counting them out so quickly. It doesnt affect me which pair you get and i could honestly care less if you didnt get a surface or a line but i just felt like giving my opinion.