Update on my patron pros...only thing I have done to them is put in a new footbed. I have very narrow/skinny feet and these things fit very nicely. Have been wearing them around my house a lot to get a feel for them (though it wont come close to actually skiing in them) before I get bootwork done on them.
They are pretty dam stiff boots, little ankle flexibility, seems like exactly how they were described online. A race boot with a more free ride oriented stance / more shock absorbtion.
From what I have read about the new GPX 130's...they have only improved on the problems with the PAtron pro. If I were you i'd go for them assuming they fit your feet pretty well.
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."