That sounds like a great deal on skate skis. The problem is, you may not want to skate ski. I do know folks who skate ski on groomed, back country trails, here in the Northwest. Essentially, they ski on trails groomed for snowmobiles. This means they ski for miles and miles on groomed trails. Generally speaking, though, they don't carry a pack (I've wondered about the wisdom of being say, 15 miles from the car, in the winter, without carrying a pack, but whatever...).
Anyway, most folks who skate ski, do so on groomed tracks, that are close to the road or ski resort. Some resorts have nice trails that go for miles (even though they are close, as the crow flies, to the lodge). This is fun, but generally speaking, not my cup of tea (nor yours, is my guess).
I, like most of the folks who have already posted, like the backwoods. We like to our skiing to mimic our hiking. We like to "get away from it all". I have skied a lot, in the last twenty years. I would say that about 10% was on groomed, 80% on logging roads, and 10% back country (no road, nor trail).
I have two pairs of boots, and six pairs of skis. My brother has several pairs of boots and a lot more skis. I'm not sure exactly what he has, but I know that his lightest, flimsiest set of equipment match my heaviest. He does a lot more back country than me (and can do a pretty telemark turn). I've managed to do my back country on both my heaviest gear, and some of the lighter gear. Either way, when I hit the back country, I often (if not always) have the lightest gear on the hill. My brother has coined the term "Freak Nordic" to describe my skiing on the flimsiest gear imaginable (for the conditions). If I was younger and a better skier, I'm sure I might be able to start a revolution in skiing (similar to ultralight hiking) but I'm not, so consider these the rambling of someone who likes lightweight gear.
As far as I can tell, the boots are fine. I have Solomon boots, and like them. The thing is, boots are boots. If they fit your feet well, then they will be good. If not, they are worthless. Since the skis are only good for skating, and the bindings are already installed on the skis, then they are worthless unless you decide to pick up skating. Skaters go really fast, so I can respect that, but I've never felt compelled to go that route. If the boots are really comfortable, and you think you might do a bit of skating now and then, you could get yourself a classic ski to go with the boot, and have some options. I'm not sure if the skis are right for your weight. The height doesn't matter with modern skis, only the weight. You should be able to find out what the right length is for that ski and your weight. If you decide that you don't want the skis, then the boots, by themselves, aren't such a great deal.
As to what I would recommend, it depends. In the Northwest, we have a lot of slush. So, for folks around here, I definitely recommend waxless skis. For your neck of the woods, it might make sense to get plain waxable skis. It requires a bit more work, but you might be happier with the results. On the other hand, if you just want to ski and not worry about it, then get waxless. If you get more obsessed with the sport, then, at worst, this becomes your "rock skis".
I recommend skis with a decent sidecut. About 10 millimeters is good, for general purpose touring, on logging roads. Unless you expect to run across a lot of ice, I wouldn't get skis with metal edges. If the snow is soft, you don't need them. The extra weight becomes a burden. As for specifics, I have both Rossignol Evo Tour and Fisher Outbound Crown skis. I like them both (they both have 10 cm of sidecut).
To go along with this lightweight setup, I recommend a good pair of standard SNS or NNN boots. Just make sure to match the boots with the bindings. Make sure the boots are comfortable, and don't have any pinch points. I own a pair of Solomon boots and like them a lot (I forget the model).
If you decide to go a bit heavier, then go ahead and get "Back Country" gear. This means boots of a "NNN BC" or "SNS BC" style (with bindings to match). There are a lot of good skis to go along with this setup, but I would recommend Atomic Rainier's as a good compromise. These hold their own on the flats, but do well in the back country. They have metal edges (if you are going with heavier boots, you might as well have heavier skis).