you my friend, are a fucking retard. have you ever rode the old PE's? they kick ass. the silencer is the EXACT same ski, they just use that old shape to save $ (new molds cost alot of money). the cap construction eliminates sidewalls from the process, which are fairly expensive. yes, capped skis arnt as durable, but k2 seems to defy physics, cuase the fujas are bulletproof, as are the silencers.
bottom line, is the silencer is a clone of the 1st generation PE. hate on the silencer, your hatin on the PE. they just switch the base material to a lower grade, and eliminate the sidewalls to keep cost down. you should be thankin K2 for offerin such a ski at that kinda price, not hatin.
that being said, i will be the first to say, if you can, spend the money for a better ski. sandwich construction skis do transfer more energy to the edges, and the higher grade bases do make a difference. for the diff between the silencer and missy, the missy uses a different core that is lighter and softer, which would be better for your skiing. as stated, the sprayer BC is a good bet, as is last years foil or gun, ARV, or anything else light, wide, and soft flexing.