Definatly look at the 2012, its a great all mountain and park ski, and next season they make it up to 186 so its going to be a great all mountain ski. I have the 179's and I tried the new 186's recenetly and love them. Really stable and fun, Im going to keep my 179's for teh park and get the 186's for an all mountan ski.
The shogun is really stiff in the tail btw, its not a bad all mountain ski just not very playfull. The ARV is so so soft its not much fun in my opion and I have not had chance to ski teh El ray.