I had my foot fitted on the shoe fitting machine (forget the name) and I got the boots that the machine said I should get.
They were tight at first, but timmytard suggested I warm them up ( by wearing them around) and then kick a tire or solid beam in your home. Worked like a charm!
I did put the insoles of my choice in before I kick packed them but a side from that they fit perfect to the shoe fitting machine. And..... I did use my normal medium snowboard sock.............
Identical experience here with the 2012 DC Status.
Size was the same as my regular shoe size.
Tried them one day, mashed up toes.
Switched to after market insoles and heat molded at the shop, and they've been gold ever since.
Btw, they only became the TRice model with the 2013 release. Same boot.