HP123This makes total and complete sense
Yep, I said that for a reason. Its all in the trade off/compromise. I've yet to find a boot that does it all for me.
OP if your looking for a recommendation outside the world of full tilts, but like the 3 piece concept, I'd steer you towards the Dalbello Kryptons. It's the only other boot that I've owned thats right there with FT's for me. Not quite as comfortable or warm, and are heavy as shit but they're much more rigid and ski better than the Full tilts for sure (but in a similar way if that makes sense). Love the Krypton's. Not suprising the new FT Descendent looks pretty similar to them.