klutchedThat being said, when I go on newschoolers to watch edits, I do it to see skiers doing tricks that I don't think I could easily do. If I feel like I could easily land the tricks that someone is posting videos of on NS I figure why sit here and watch it when I could go out and do it. I don't hate the way the bunch skis, I ski like that myself on occasion, I just don't make edits of it. There's nothing wrong with going and and fucking around on a stack of pallets or some shit, it can be really fun and it can bring people together. It's just incomprehensible to me when I see kids commenting on these edits saying they are the best edits ever and anyone doing anything else than that is an idiot. Yes (as people often point out) the bunch do think outside the box and the are very creative but creativity is not the only indicator of quality, technical difficulty should still be considered. A 5 year old scribbling with a crayon is relatively creative yes, but a famous artist has just as much creativity but also has the skill to impress you with his work. LSM and Magnus are two of the sickest skiers alive right now, and when I see them do a never-before-thought-of trick I am truly impressed and inspired, but I can't say I'm entertained watching someone do 20 different variations of a nollie over a fucking washer machine or some shit. It can be tough to dig through a 10 minute edit of things like that to find the stuff I actually get stoked on.
Lastly, the most annoying part is that everyone preaches that the bunch are open minded and creative (which they are), but these same fans are narrow minded themselves in that if you express anything other than a positive opinion about their favorite group, you will get chewed the fuck out. They are also the ones who will hate on kids who do too many spins off of a jump or too many switchups on a rail. You can't lobby for open-mindedness and then be a dick to everyone who doesn't share your view.
This is kinda the same logic that people have when they go to an art museum, look at a Jackson Pollock and say "I could do that, why am I not a famous artist." Much like Pollock, The Bunch earned the right to be known for what they do. Just because "anyone can do that" (which is actually a fallacy in itself - much like not anyone can create a Pollock painting - but that's besides the point) doesn't mean what they do shouldn't be celebrated. For example, the reason people try and emulate The Bunch's style and tricks is because they did them either first or just in an extra stylish or exemplary way. Without The Bunch doing them, there wouldn't be other people trying it (although, I'm sure someone would fill this hole without the Bunch around - this is simply an example). I see The Bunch as the next step in the evolution of what Phil and Henrick started - just like Compton's Weak is the next evolution of SAS's Wicked, or Real SkiFi is the next evolution of Traveling Circus...the list goes on. Also, just because you don't like it, doesn't mean you have to watch it - that's the beauty of Newschoolers (or the internet as a whole), there's tons of content out there, if you don't like something, move on the to next thing.
As far as your open-mindedness rant - this is an issue that the ski community as a whole has - not just exclusive to Bunch fans. Everyone needs to understand that "skiing is skiing" and respect what others are doing. I mean go look at a video by The Bunch and you'll see tons of people commenting about how there's not enough switch-ups...but not everyone has to love switch-ups (hell, back in the day Level 1 had to limit the amount of switch-ups allowed in Superunkown entries because after Wallisch won, the videos became switch-up-fests). My point is, it's not JUST Bunch fans that are going out and hating on other videos - it's everyone. And even at that, it's a minority of everyone, people just focus more on the hate than they do on the love.