the root of this problem is the original "all 8" video with wallisch. That's just wallisch dicking around on some rails, but I think a lot of kids interpret it differently: they think if they can do all 8 they are well on their way to being just as good as he is. That's where I get hung up with this whole thing. If it's fun to do all 8 variations of switchups to two sev out, then by all means do it, but claiming ALL 8!!! is on some wack shit. I would much rather see progression about taking the tricks you know to different places, instead of trying to see how many times you can spin around on a box. It's going unnoticed right now, but if people keep freaking out about the amount of switchups/spins out someone can do on a park feature we have basically just reinvented the sport of aerials except with rails.
basically: do what you find fun, but don't ceaselessly try to imitate what you see in videos/edits because by the time you learn exactly what a pro has done in your favorite segment, they've been on to the next shit for a while, and thats gonna put a big damper on progression.