Wayyy too much to read, up there. But I read about half of the "conversation" between Harb and Lito, and about the first 15-20 messages here. So if I repeat something that's already been said, I apologize. But I don't think it has been said.
They (HH&Lito) sit there and discuss the problems with the state of ski instruction, and they come to the conclusion that it's the System that trains the instructors. Then, the folks here just sort of plod along discussing the validity of which system it is, or whether it's the instructor, not the system.
That's like saying, "my car won't run, I think I'll change the tires". Guess what? It still won't run.
The problem is with the instructors. However, it is NOT the fault of the instructor. Nor, is is the fault of the organization that trains them. Any dedicated instructor will be able to effectively teach, and create students with a desire to learn. However, the operative word here is dedicated. The real problem is the lack of dedicated instructors.
The problem lies within the ski industry as a whole, and in particular, with ski resort management and corporations who own them. I know this has been beat to death before, but it still remains true. How good of an education in school do you think our kids would get if we paid teachers $6.50/hr, and only paid them for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for 4 months a year? Well, that's what you're paying ski instructors ("you" being the general public who doesn't demand better instructors). But we do this with our school teachers too. The American public bitches and complains about the state of public school education, but we only pay tachers about $30k/yr, then people actually have the nerve to complain when some jurisdiction decides to give them a 3% raise for the first time in 5 years! Working for a big corporation, sitting behind a desk, I've doubled my salary in the last 4 years, and I still don't make the "average" individual income for the local area I live in.
So until people come out and ask for a better education, by requesting more experienced instructors, and by being willing to pay for it, and until ski areas realize that paying instructors even a lowest living wage will reap huge rewards in the future, then ski instruction will not change. No matter how great technology improves or what system is being used to train instructors.
**Due to the power shortage, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off indefinitely.