You might be the most argumentative person on NS....every post of yours includes a snarky twisting of the other person's words that serves no purpose but to be mean. What are you so damn angry about?
Also, if you need "reasons" to still ski, and those reasons have anything to do with what other people want to do with skis attached to their feet, well, I'm sorry for you.
I really don't understand this macro(?) approach to skiing. Yes, we're all a part of "ski culture" or the "ski community". However, we're not at all interdependent. All this nonsense about the "direction" of skiing is just that—nonsense. What .01% of the upper echelon of skiers are doing doesn't in anyway reflect, restrict, or prohibit what we as individual skiers get to do when we get off of a chairlift. If you think triples are corny, aerials, ugly, etc....well, don't do them and don't seek out footage of them. If you're pursuing a career in skiing and you're raw that you won't be successful without conforming to what's happening, find an alternative route to success. Whether it be innovating new tricks that don't involve gymnastics, or filming and presenting your skiing in a fresh way, those talented and motivated enough will thrive regardless if they ever ride out a gross muted triple cork or not.
There's so much fear being perpetuated by influential people about a PARTICULAR sort of progression; that being the march to the Olympics and more spinnyflippys. Triple corks/flips are not going to usher in the ski armageddon....it's just not going to happen. There's far too many people in love with the sort of skiing that takes place away from cameras and 22ft. ice walls that all this hyperbole about skiing as we know it coming to an end when sponsors start dropping anyone who doesn't have a pipe dub is bullshit. This same argument has been raging on since day one. The only difference it a few hundred degrees of rotation.
Having fun at skiing's expense since '09.