That's kind of true about a lot of places, North America included (maybe Japan too?). And there are piles of threads around here making just that point.
But back to question posed above: if someone who could only go to the Alps 2-3 times in a lifetime asked you for a shortlist, don't you think you could pare it down? I think we could eliminate a lot of those places from a short list. Kitzbuhel? Too low. Wengen? Too slow (liftwise). Murren? Too small (though Murren is on my short, short list). Engelberg? Too disjointed. Arosa-Lenzerheide.? Not linked. Gstaad? Really?