I picked up these boots this season hoping that they would be a great boot for doing it all here in the Wasatch. I split my time about equally between touring and skiing the resorts. Prior to these boots, I've been skiing in a pair of 97mm lasted Lange RS 130s - awesome performance boot, but pretty miserable for anything away from the lifts. These Chocises are not on the same level of stiffness and performance of my Langes, but the performance is enough to keep me happy after being used to the Langes, which I think says a lot. These are certainly stiff enough to drive big skis in garbage snow (we've got a lot of that this year...)
In terms of touring, the ski/hike switch is super easy to use, even with bulky gloves on. The range of motion is pretty good and the stride is pretty natural, even on longer tours. These aren't the lightest AT boots on the market, but they are significantly lighter and better for skinning/ hiking than a lot of the 'alpine boots with a walk mode' that have been popping up recently.
My only gripe about these boots is that the liners seem pretty light/ thin for a 120 flex boot. Their light weight is great for touring, and the liners have a softer flex zone around the heel that makes them a breeze for hiking. However, when I'm skiing the resorts it would be nice to have a heavier/ stiffer liner to beef the boot up a bit. I don't hate these liners and I certainly don't think they need to be chucked, but it would be nice if they split the difference between a super light touring liner and a beefier alpine liner a little more evenly. For now I'm hanging onto the stock liners from my Langes for resort duty - it's the best of both worlds for me but obviously not a universal option.
Bottom line: my hope was to have a boot that I am equally happy skiing in bounds and touring on the relatively short skin tracks here in the Wasatch, and I think this boot is as close to a slam dunk as I've found on the market right now.