I've been using these boots for 2 seasons now (70+ days), and feel they are a solid choice for a non-dynafit boot. many speak of fit problems, and i may be an exception, as my feet are flat, narrow, and pronated. All that aside, I also had initial fit problems, which were mostly fixed by having the liners cooked. The one lingering issue i had was pressure on the 6th toe area. I installed a 1/8" thich foam insert "under" the liner, and went to a heavy ski sock, and used slightly less buckle pressure. The thicker sock goes against normal thinking, but it worked. Now i can stay in these boots for 12 hours of touring and descents with no pain.
As for the skiability of the boot. I think they rival a good alpine boot. I have the forward lean all the way forward, and can charge the most challenging lines on the mountain. They drive my mid-fats nicely, and touring is also comfy. As with all things they do wear, and i have found the most suseptible place is the plastic around the canting excentric. Solution: remove the excentric when the boots are new, and lubricate it liberally with a good silicone grease, and repeat this 2 times a year. For me it was a little too late. This hinge point gets the most wear on the boot. I will do this with all AT boots in the future.