Yes, there's a little bit of "darned gapers," which is maybe natural.
But the other thing I don't see much of here. There are some very good skiers here whose ski gear budget is a lot huger than their car, housing, or food budget. In other words, they may own Kästles and this year's Rossis, but they don't arrive at Zermatt in a rented Porsche. And they eat Ramen noodles. And when they get back, they have pesky bills. Maybe they're sleeping on somebody's couch.
Quiver envy? (I've got it, too.)
Skiing being the great equalizer it is, I perceive a one-way rivalry between the haves and the have-nots. I could afford a ski for every condition and vacations in Zermatt or whatever but I have duct tape on my pants and ski on one set of slabs simply because I have a hard time finding stuff I like. I don't see anyone looking down their nose at my worn and torns, but I hear/read comments all the time that anyone that shows the slightest hint of success must be an elitist poser.