werd. wear them if you actually like them. Just use the pressure as extra motivation to get good. I only hate it if I see someone with super sick, shiny new gear and they've got a bad attitude. Like, if they suck, but I can see they're in it for themselves (i.e. not just cruisin with their crew and looking cool, but actually really trying to get good, putting in hours, maybe even alone because they actually care), that's legit. Also, to be perfectly honest, the better you look, the better you (seem to) ski.
Moral of the story: save your money if you just want them because lots of 'cool' people have them, but if you like skiing, think tall ts look good on you and don't plan on being a douche, I don't think too many people will hate, at least not any that are worth acquainting yourself with.