S.J.WNewschoolers isn't an accurate representation of the skiing community. The dude has 73k followers on the gram. He has much more respect over at TGR and with people whose ideas of skiing aren't just arm swings and afterbang. Pretty much every big mountain skier is under respected on Newschoolers.
This. I don't consider this website to be an accurate representation of the entire skiing world. People on this website tend to care mostly about urban and park, Benchetler does different things. Go to TGR and you will find it is very different. When I lived in Tahoe the people everyone looked up to were the guys destroying the Palisades and the Fingers. People didn't care all that much what people were doing in the park. CR Johnson got tons of respect but that was because he also threw down on the mountain. Most of the people who live where the mountains are actually steep like that type of skiing, although they don't tend to care as much about pro skiing as the people here.
I would consider Benchetler miles above Tom Wallisch. Most here won't agree with me. Obviously they do different things, I just like the things Benchetler does better.