I understand your point about more people showing up twisting than tipping and it is often a similar statement made by the "save the world from rotary" contingent. Well, maybe I understand it! Are these people even trying to make that arc-arc turn? My impression on the slopes is that most are not even trying to make the turns the expert skiers on Epic hold in their minds eye - and, they will never make those turns if they never intend to! Sure, if they're deficient in their ability to tip, you teach them that skill.
Despite all the arguing about the dreaded steering, to me it is more about the skiers intent and ability to apply the appropriate skills to support that intent. How can any skill in skiing be bad, so long as you have the ability to apply it (or not apply it) effectively as the circumstances require?
The other side of the twisting coin in people showing up for lessons, are the ones we now see showing that are totally at the mercy of their ski's sidecut. they have learned to rely so much on their sidecut that they have trouble shaping their turns.
Over reliance in one dimension, direction or skill will always hold us back in the long run, in our journey towards the formless art. We can take a lesson from Bruce Lee here. Bruce would have made both the tippers and the twisters mad, because he held that the true art that is able to respond to all situations is formless. trouble is Bruce Lee, approached it with such intensity and desire to prove himself right that he burned out way to young. This is why modern tai chi chaun translates to the "the supreme ultimate". It should be a humble, personal, internal journey towards the formless art.
Skiing is a lot like this for me. It requires that we practice all our forms, do them with a mindfulness and desire to refine them, and do our partner work humbly, between each other and with the mountain. When I really let myself (I dissapoint myself here alot), every situation is a learning opportunity.
Don't mistake paradise for that home across the road, or rather, don't mistake the formless art for that dojo across the road.
I think I got carried away here Chris.