I wrote out a response about how I think versatile skis are meh in soft snow, talking about the bonafide. But then I remembered that jlev had already designed a super versatile ski that utilized metal but in not quite a traditional way. Google up on the prophet 100 if you haven't already. Heres what jlev had to say comparing the two:
" I assume you know I designed the Prophet 100 and honestly that is pretty much the most award wining ski I've ever made. The Metal is honestly the equivelent to the more modern version of that ski as well as 6mm wider. It's got rocker but shares the same Prophet-like sidecut that will carve effortlessly on edge except the Metal floats like the Prophet never did in pow. Check out this vid of it carving. amazingly quick for a 106 width and the reason it won awards from all 4 magazines https://instagram.com/p/8t97z8gZvf/?taken-by=j_skis
the last gen sfb (108 underfoot) is one of the most fun skis I have ever been on. I've never ridden the metal, but if you are comparing the last gen sfb to the metal I would imagine this comes down to question of preferring composure through carved turns vs. the ability the play and get the most amount of pop and energy out of your skis on every terrain feature. Email jlev tho, he was super easy to get ahold of and responded a few hours after I initiated contact.