1. Newschool skiing is a spectator sport. It's easier to pack a crowd around a tabletop than it is to get 50,000 people out to some big mountain comp site. That's why Tanner is getting more props these days, and that's why jibbers WON'T be 'nothing' in a couple of years. One may think that Tanner may personally be nothing in a couple of years, since the nature of newschool is very prone to injuries, but I don't think it will ever be because the sport is dead.
2. If you think that backcountry is 'truly skiing' then you probably believe that 'truly skiing' is also 'skiing for yourself' so why should you care about how much recognition Newschoolers are getting, and why should you even care about what anyone else does at all?
3. Parks are controlled areas, where safety is at the top of the priority list. Not everyone will want to go out of bounds to jump when they can just ride the park, where ski patrol can get to them and they don't have to hike, so they can get more skiing in. However, I do believe that if you're skiing park on a pow day, you are missing out on a great part of skiing.
4. Skiing is skiing. Who cares?