shred14Lol that’d be the worst to forget the toe pieces! How hard was it to convert the pieces or did CAST do it?
Its extremely easy to convert the toes, though if you have a shop mounting your bindings they'll probably do it unless they have a stick up their ass about violating the look warranty. If you are mounting the pivots yourself and have never done it before know that the heels are an absolute pain in the ass, the toes are easy tho. If the shop just mounts the unmodified pivots or they're already on your skis you can just take the toes off and modify them, I recommend not taking the heel off and just mounting the heel riser without the template as screwing the heels in is a nightmare and you'll probably get a spinner.
A note from someone who was in your position last year- unless you have friends that are experienced to go with often you will most likely not send near as hard as you do in the resort. Its not easy to just pull up and go crazy when you have no experience, no partners, and don't know the zones. You will most likely not find that you need the beef of CAST in the bc, but I'd still say its 100% the right move if you plan on using it in the resort as its the only touring binding that I would trust to stand up to years of hard sending in the resort. If I had a dedicated backcountry ski I would absolutely get pin bindings as most of my touring this year has been super mellow and on hard snow, but that might change if I lived somewhere with easier access to the good stuff