If it's so obvious, why are you so eager to be complacent about it despite the profteering off others' work? Cheating is 2d nature to you, too?
I'm not "grossly" or any other qualifier in "underestimating" anything. I'll wager your exaggeration is born from vicarious desires for success, by connection through what's successful.
Whose content was sold to Vail Resorts? Whose posts? Whose intellectual products?
Since you didn't answer my last post (I'll assume because you know you're wrong and are just trolling), I'll ask another question: Do you honestly believe that the "intellectual products" (i.e. forum chit chat and blather, much of which is wrong, subjective, petty debate or all of the above) was worth jack shit to Vail? The contents of the forum are not what makes it valuable; what makes it valuable are the hundreds of posters and readers (i.e. a collection of a very specific demographic) that frequent it. Some of the more professional contributions are also valuable, but as Cirque mentions, those were subject to compensation. Epic is the one that paid to harvest that value, not you or any other poster.
If you weren't comfortable contributing to "profiteering," you shouldn't have added all that "intellectual product" (grumpy ramblings?) to the site. It sounds like you should be mad at yourself. If Epic does institute a temporary editing feature, be sure to copy all your posts before deleting them; I'm sure you can sell them for big, big money elsewhere
As much I appreciate two-bit e-psychology, I really don't think those that support/understand the sale could care less about succeeding vicariously through Epic. They simply don't hold any ill will toward capitalism.