I was a little defensive, but really only meant it to be funny. Everyone needs a local guide. If conditions are good, then you'd be able to find fun (for me = challenging) trails from every chair at SB. The routes aren't always easy from the trail map though - many skiers get stuck on a few "expressway" type trails, and the rest of us are all the happier.
I've only been to Stowe a few times on weekends (non-holiday). This was a few years agao, so I don't know if they have any new lifts in the past couple of years. The consensus of our group was that it was much more crowded (in the liftlines) than Sugarbush - just my impression at that time. I'd love to get up to Stowe midweek sometime.