Ok - first things first: To come to this jacket I have owned three in the last four years, and tried on about 15. I have owned a Marmot Logan Jacket and a North Face Vortex for comparison. I was looking for something that 1) would keep me warm, 2) allowed a good range of motion, and 3) look good enough that I could wear it around town. To these things: warmth -- I have always been skeptical of down jackets, but I can't even tell it is goose down. The jacket functions as a soft shell, but has an extremely warm, light layer of down. This eliminates the bulk of 3 in 1 jackets. Fit - because the jacket insulates with light down, I can move around, something I could not do with a 3 in 1. Although not as roomy as some gore-tex shells w/ light insulation, the pit zips don't constrict my arms, and the length is excellent for skiing short-hike powder. Looks - it looks good: good color matching, and a multitude of pockets for stashing everything you could want.
At 100-200 dollars cheaper than goretex shells, and the same price (with MUCH better functionality) than 3 in 1 jackets, this is the jacket if you ski hard in the big resorts.