My apologies, I looked too little into what you were saying. I would some what agree with this statement, but at the same time, I don't want to ski my 181 reno jibs in powder, plus I want to get into touring so I am going to cough up the cash for a set up that allows me to do that. I do see where you are going though, and I would agree that blends will definitely get the job done in pow, and it is a good ski, but if one wants to specialize, they need to get speciality equipment. If you are planning on skiing resort pow and park, the blends will serve you well. If you want to get into touring or backcountry, I would look into a pow setup. Those are my .02
Some may hate for what I've said but I hope what I have said helps in your decision making process.