I must've missed all the lifestyle scenes in the 86. The intro shows how they set up an urban session. It's like not it's them sitting around playing videogames. Most people would be interested in seeing how this happens. Sorry your attention span isn't enough to wait 2 minutes for the ski porn to start.
If you don't want to see "techy" filming, don't watch movies. Most people would like to see good skiing filmed well over good skiing filmed poorly. Does the "techy" filming really hurt your movie-watching experience?
Why do you care about these guys long term success or what they're doing with their lives? They'll do fine, although i'm sure they appreciate your concern. For the record, many of the guys in Stept are getting degrees and making these movies. They are not in Boulder for all the pow it gets.
You can't please everyone I guess.