I respectfully disagree. The Da Nollies carve just as well as any park ski on the market. If you are the right size and ski with some semblance of technique then you will not have a problem. Freeskier magazine tests are a joke anyway. I doubt even one of the editors of that magazine know what they are doing. I greatly preferred mine to any older K2 or Armada or Line park ski I have been on in the past couple of years. Edges being higher than the base is a factory defect that he should have warranted or had them fixed, which is probably why they skied so shitty. And yes they are pretty soft but not to that extent at all. I would consider them a more softer medium flex. Great for smaller terrain parks and non-blower days. Overall it is a solidly built ski that is great for littler guys and a good addition to a quiver if you ski primarily park or have more than one pair of skis.
In conclusion I would not hesitate in picking up another pair if I needed a symmetrical park ski. I enjoy most skis Icelantic puts out (other than the shamans which are trash.