They were covered for all the issues and was sent a new pair. but i just opt'd to go with marker. you are correct, its a sloped afd, that seems to work well for me and the small toe piece is a nice design. Im truely a fan of look/rossi as all my other skis have pivots on them, even as old as p12s. love those binders. i search the local craigslist for people selling skis with them all the time
for what its worth, it really comes down to the shop your in. our shop is marker and when people bring in stuff, its usually marker. For the adjustments, the salomons (older ones) tend to not test within spec and its annoying.