This might be the stupidest statement I've read on here. Have you even been to Vail or BC and off the groomers? Go to the Beav on a Saturday, ski the good terrain, and tell me how long you wait in line. I bet you don't. Hardly any lines at Keystone and Vail too- unless you ski with this guy on the front side of all the mountains. The RM Super Pass is a joke in comparison. Winter Park isn't even worth going to- there's more traverses on that mountain than you can count. MJ has a good vibe, but unless they get good snow, you're going to be skiing bumps all day long... not that there's anything wrong with that, I guess.
Personally, I get the CO Pass, and then a Loveland pass... don't forget about Loveland- you won't regret skiing there.
When I say that the Vail resorts are corporate cookie cutter, I'm not so much referring to the the front side "trails" (which I don't ski btw) but to their pricing policies, marketing strategies, the attitude of their employees, the proliferation of condos and fru fru shops at the base, their food service options, their parking situation.... the whole experience you get from the time you pull into the parking lot to the time you drive away.
I've been lucky enough to ski Breck and Vail quite a bit with locals showing me the goods. I know they're there but getting to them can be a real downer compared to hanging at ABasin or Mary Jane or Crested Butte or Loveland. I never found the goods at Beaver Creek. I'm sure they're there but I'm not very anxious to go find them.