I have a both of these boots and absolutely love them after switching the liners. My calves were too big for the intuitions that came in the booters, but found that they fit very nicely in the spk's and I've heard of quite a few pros that rock the intuitions in their spk's. And I love my booters with the salomon liners because they allow me to cinch them up but dont kill my calves.
However you still want to go to a boot fitter because they will get you what is best for you're feet. And trying to choose a boot solely on the recommendations of newschoolers would be a bit silly.