i had gottamas last year, and ive got maidens this year.
with the gottamas, they are pretty stiff, and they do really well on groomers or skiing powder really fast and stuff, they definatly float really well, only dont make the same mistake i did, get the 183's not 176. and for park/ bc jumps and stuff, i actually liked them alot, not too great for rails, but on jumps they spin pretty easy and there really stable for landings.
i only skiied the 179 maidens 3 days, but i got to use them in about a foot of pow for a couple runs, and they do float better than the gottamas, and they were better than the gottamas for tree skiing too probably because of the softness. and on groomers they dont ski quite as good as the gottamas but pretty close. and in chopped up crappy snow they just plow through anything easily, and you can seriously just go straight through mogul runs, just not big moguls.
and in the park they are very very fun. they are heavier than the gottamas and a little harder to spin, but they are the most fun ski ive used on rails ever.
the maidens do well going really fast through anything, powder, moguls, and everything, and they ski well through trees and stuff too.
gottamas are really fun when your going really really fast through powder, and they dont do as good if your not. and there a little better on groomers.
overall i like the maidens more, they are alot more fun, and i almost think they are more versitile than the gottamas, while doing better in crud, powder and all that.