Used these for all mountain riding and they lasted forever! I have a heel lift issue and these are great for keeping the heel down. I have tried DCs and had trouble with heel lift. The Salomons don't seem to have that problem. I am buying a pair of Malamutes, because I think a stiffer boot will serve me better, but never had any issues with the Dialogues, just packed in from 5 years of riding. I would say the entire Salomon line has it right. These aren't about cool kids, just function for real riders.
I have heard K2 also makes a great boot. I have heard Burton has breakage issues with their boot hardware, but I have a Burton Air board and toecap bindings and they are the bomb.