VinnieFWell if you're looking to save a bit different money and aren't an aggressive rider you could probably get by just fine riding Barons. Personally I'd go with Dukes though since they're a bit better construction and if you're anything over 150 lbs you'll want that extra din range especially on Marker bindings which a din 12 is like a din 8 with other bindings.
Yeah but lets be real, if you are going to spring for the barons for DIN flexibility you might as well go for Jesters so you don't ever have to worry about upgrading int he long term right?
Also if you plan on skiing a lot of different terrain I would also suggest some schizo's since the recommended mount on those skis is so far back, but if you are doing anything in the park you are going to still want to have the ability to be mounted true center.
Honestly that's just my .02 though in the end the decision is up to you..
Have you ever looked at kingpins by any chance? Pretty revolutionary stuff.