Ummm, in case you haven't noticed incline village is full of rich people as well ! Including some guy called Ellison iirc.
And given that a 1000sq ft condo starts around $350000 aspen can't be a whole lot more expensive.
The big advantage of Tahoe for me though is the travel connections. Hard to beat living at the lake and only 40 minutes from the airport.
I wasn't saying that wealthy people are an issue for me, my point was that most of what I found while researching what it is like living in Aspen was focussing on the wealth of the residents, vs what the actual area is like. I hear you about the travel. Reno has a great airport and flights are pretty cheap to wherever i need to go.