If you are looking for a ski that can do anything this is the one. I'd go with a newer model. I saw some in Utah and it looked like they fixed the topsheet problem, I'm not sure about the edges though. If this ski was more durable it would be a 10 for sure.
This ski performs everywhere and does just about everything. I ski it in the park, pow, crud, ice, groomers, slush and steeps. It is really stable at high speeds and blasts through the crud. I skied pow a lot on these skis this year. I had some trouble getting used to them in the heavy "pow" we get at Eaglecrest. The tips have a tendancy to dive (my bindings are mounted half way between the suggested point and center). When I skied in the deep stuff Utah I had no trouble at all. This ski carves pretty well, almost like a race ski (not that I would know).
The graphics on these skis are killer. The different colored skis and snake skin patterned top sheet are sick. For a ski that was not designed for switch it carves really well, almost as well as it does forward.
I bought the ski for $430 and the bindings for $135. Even at that price it was well worth the money. I could have got them for a lot cheaper, but it was getting close to season and I needed a new pair.
Overall this ski is pretty stiff. The tail is extremly stiff and nearly imposipble to flex. The nose however is fairly soft and super fun to butter. The overall stiff flex gives this ski a lot of pop.
These skis are definately not very durable. The eddges are like butter and got trashed on my first rail. The top sheets chip easily, but this issue is only cosmedic.