Criticize if you must. I've come to expect nothing but criticism from many posters here at Epic and you don't disappoint me.
Pledge works fine if you want to ski dirty late season snow without breaking your neck. And WD-40 works too.
I can't imagine that a handful of Spring skiers are using so much of it that we are wrecking the planet, or your water supply.
If you don't want to use it for whatever reason, that's your prerogative.
I'm sure your preferred wax stocks salmon fry and butterflies as you glide down hill.
But please don't criticize me for trying to ski without sticking to the snow.
Or call me pathetic because I try to slide in the Spring.