Seconding what @marznc said about PugSki...it's not a forbidden word. There's plenty of room on the internet for all of us skiers. I've not posted or joined PugSki, but I have lurked there. My observation is that they are able to have discussions there about certain instructional systems without the problems we have because on PugSki a majority of the members know one another in real life.
I'm not making a blanket rule, but from what I can observe, the majority of the posters know at least Phil and Tricia in real life; or if not they have been EpicSki members for such a long time that they know one another in that sense. EpicSki is a community many magnitudes larger (We have 2000 people online at this moment, they have 63). With new users signing up on EpicSki every day, there are going to be people of all sorts posting on here. PugSki is too new to show up prominently in Google rankings, so the people that end up on there tend to have some kind of connection to one another. Human beings in general are more likely to be snarky when they're responding to something on a monitor than when they're actually having a face to face conversation. I guarantee you that these debates would be different if they happened on a chair lift instead of a forum. On PugSki, many of the users will see each other on a chair lift and it keeps things more civil. If PugSki grows to be even half as big as EpicSki, they will have the same problems we have.