OP i highly recommend the 390 boss's and the new cartels. Formulas surprised me last year. Very solid bindings for the price. IMO i don't think union has changed a damn thing on the forces in the past 5 year (except the toe strap which got worse) but continue to charge top dollar. Not bashing them just saying.
As someone who's owned several models of Forces over the past 5 years I can tell you they've changed a lot.