I've skied a lot of places, big and small, and I've never been anywhere that there's patrol going around all day. I ski at a local area and rarely see patrol except when I get off a couple of lifts and they have a little shack there, but on the runs? Almost never. If you're at some tiny place like Buck Hill south of Minneapolis, then how you're dressed is not a big deal. If you're at a larger area, maybe it isn't a matter of life and death but it can be a matter hypothermia or frostbite. Never underestimate winter weather. And never assume there'll be someone around to save your butt.
I understand what your saying. I have to admit I don't often see ski patrol that often but I have saw them. I'm not an instructor like you so I'm not aware if whether or not I'm making a poor assumption but thanks for the tips anyways.