Pros: no lines, reasonable prices, amazing views, fun trails, trees, challenging terrain, fast lift
Cons: wind (lift holds, scoured surfaces), snowmaking capacity
Wildcat is everything that most Vermont resorts are not. It's closest cousin in New England is probably Cannon.
Wildcat probably gets the most snow of any resort in the area which generally makes up for its mediocre snowmaking. The ungroomed terrain is really where Wildcat shines. Terrain is challenging. Beginners won't want to try the blues.
There are some wide open cruisers, mostly on the lower half of the mountain. There are an even greater number of challenging narrow trails and plenty of vertical rocky drops. For the adventurous expert skier, there are unmarked frozen brooks like Thompson Brook and Elevator Shaft.
The views are amazing, but the weather is unforgiving. Wildcat is located across Pinkham Notch from Mount Washington so the winds are often unforgiving. If you can hear the wind blow from you room in North Conway then the lifts are probably not running. This can happen multiple times per week, especially a day or two after a big storm.
Lift lines are generally short if they exist at all. If the high speed quad does have a line, the Tomcat Triple right next to it will not (if it is running).
The lodge is spartan and ammenities lacking. If you're looking for good food, slopeside lodging, and groomed slopes will ample snowmaking then go somewhere else. Nearby Bretton Woods, Attitash, Sunday, and the entire state of Vermont await you.
If you're looking to find real local skiers, head upstairs to the pub and look for the groups in the middle of the room. They are quite likely members of the numerous local ski clubs. Ask them if you can take some runs.