I'm really, really having a hard time getting you, twochord. You eschew lessons in favor of buying quiver of skis bigger than a lot of full time professionals, I don't know why. Then you say you're going to focus on lessons, but then go on to say your goal this season is to ski seven different mountains scattered over the entire Northeast so you can figure out which ones are your 'favorites'. But you've already admitted that your skill set is limited. That means you're going to go to all of these areas, and you're going to end up figuring out which mountain has the best green and blue runs. That is, if it isn't snowing. Or has variable conditions. Or ice. Or any other number of conditions or factors which you have yet to learn to cope with.
Many people on here have tried to give you advice on how to become a better skier, and how to not waste your time, money and effort. Stop buying skis. Sell some of the ones you have, don't buy new ones. If you have six pairs of skis, sell five of them, keep the one that is suited to do the most things well. Take that money, buy yourself a pass at one mountain. A small mountain. Find a pass deal that includes free or discounted lesson packages. Then spend this whole season working on your skiing. At one mountain that you can become familiar with and confident on. While taking lessons, then practicing between lessons. If you want to enjoy skiing the way it seems you want to, then you need to funnel the enthusiasm and energy into your technique. Five lessons over the course of a few weeks with only a day or two of ski time between each lesson isn't going to cut it.
I'll be very straight with you here. The feeling I'm getting from your posts is that you are far more interested in the image of skiing, and the persona of being a skier, than you are in the actual sport. It seems like you're interested in going into the office on Monday morning and saying, 'oh, I skied Sugarbush this weekend, I'm skiing Jay next weekend', or sitting around the water cooler bragging about having been to all these mountains, or all the sweet skis you own. I'm basing this on the prolific way in which you purchase skis, how you are trying to hit every mountain you can, and you're posting threads about wanting to do 'big mountain' like they do in the ski films... just nothing too hard, so you don't look bad.
If you're just interested in the image of skiing, that's fine. We realize its a very appealing image, and a lot of people want to emulate that image. If that's where you're finding your happy place, great. The only thing is EpicSki might not be the place for you if that's your mindset. If you're actually, genuinely interested in becoming a better skier, I'd strongly suggest you start paying more heed to the advice you're being given here. Those who have become excellent skiers have done so through a lot of hard work and a passion for the work it takes.