yeah, it is too bad - skiing/snowboarding are too easy, and thus we end up with 50 million pro bad ass super gnar gnar elitist experts.
i guess with all the pride out there it is hard for a discussion over which mountain is better for what for it not to degerate into a "i'm better than you" thing....
i think it is a function of the sport...in kayaking, if you are pulling the trigger too early, and too aggressive, you will get beat down pretty bad. this humbles us all, makes us all remember that we were all beginners somewhere back, and keeps us from being too "tough" - climbing is alot like that too - but skiing, the consequences are generally not too much...there really isn't a whole ton of death defying terrain (i'm sure, mr. gapers, that you are excluded from this). go big, have a tough fall, limp for a week maybe....perhaps a tree collision..generally not the beatdown you might get running rigo before you're ready.
just keep trying buzzers. at some point, you might be as core as gapers....then you can look down on everyone for your skill at sliding down a mountain on a piece of plastic is oh so great.