i understand what you are saying and i do agree to a certain extent.
But, one major thing people need to keep in my mind is that snowboarding was an established 'cool sport' on the global map before HP was inducted in to the olympics. Therefore there was already an extremely well growing market which had already become partially mainstream which allowed for a transition in to the olympics to not negatively effect the core sport.
Skiing however, no body even knows what freeskiing is, our core sport is not well established enough to maintain another side of the sport if adopted by the Olympics. Yea there will still be film pros etc. but they will make no money and that side of the sport will most likely become extinct.
Snowboarding is a mainstream sport. It has extremely large markets and an enormous industry. Skiing is a niche sport with a micro industry.
If you are a medium size kid but have a lot of balls, and you fight a big bully, and you win, you will only become stronger. But if you are tiny and you try to fight the big bully, you will not win, and you will end up even smaller in the grand scheme of things.
Skiing shouldn't bite off more than it can chew
I think the creative side of the sport will be well and truly dead by the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Unless they turn olympic skiing in to the redbull cold rush, they can get fucked