And the thing is, girls aren't really progressing. With the exception of Kaya, I haven't seen one girl do some groundbreaking new trick in almost forever. Sarah Burke has been doing 9's in the pipe for what, like 4-5 years? The rest of the field hasn't really done anything either. I bet some top slopestyle runs from 3-4 years ago could still place top 3 today, and don't even get me started on pipe, because that seems like it's in even worse suspended animation.
Now about Kaya. She shows just how unformidible the women's field is. Think about it, when a relative newcomer can step up and dominate the rest of the field (when she's not hurt) that says something about everyone else.
Again, like cko said, I'm not trying to trash womens skiing, just making a point. Girls, if you want to see a change, DO SOMETHING. I guarantee ANY OF YOU could be sitting with the top pros in a season or two if you just practiced, committed, and stopped worrying about posting pictures of yourself on NS (not that guys are any better). Far too often the girls I ski with are intimidated by the smallest features. Yes, you don't have quite the testosterone levels guys do, but you can still charge it. Bruises go away, sprains heal, broken bones mend themselves. Getting hurt is part of the sport. Deal with it.
I think girls skiing has huge potential, but girls have to step it up. Bigtime. Maybe Kaya will start whipping the others into shape, maybe it will be one of you who realizes that they can do it... but until then, I really don't see womens skiing going anywhere.