I don't wax my skis and use half-skins all the time. The terrain can be so demanding that control, grip and low speed is more important than the actual skiing. My skiing is in no way elegant or fun, it's transport.
Yeah, I'll get more control with telemark gear but I'm too heavy with the backpack to get the proper effect from it. Unable to get the "kick" and "lift" when turning. Also afraid to knock a knee to a rock and be immobilized. I'm not a good skier
Fix the heel, fix the problemAs always; mission, terrain, and weather dictate the gear
The majority of my ski touring was more of ski mountaineering on telemark gear. Full length skins worked best there.