Primoz, I'm with you. Viva la difference. I haven't skied in Europe, but I certainly plan to; and I expect to have a ton of fun -- on or off piste, powder or groomed (no moguls, thank you, on these over-60 knees). In fact, with the exception of the two times I broke my leg I've never NOT enjoyed a day of skiing -- well, there was last winter when I wrenched my back something fierce on an iced-up run at Sun Valley, so I only enjoyed half the day.
I don't quite get what the argument is, maybe because I do most of my skiing in Japan, and most of that up in Hokkaido where you can be in powder most days or stick to groomers if that's your thing (and more power to you, I'll take a day on groomers now and then).
OK, I get it. It's September. (Except for Bob Peters) most of us haven't been on snow for a couple of months at least and we're in withdrawal; we're irritated, we haven't felt the soothing touch of fleece for a long time, and there's only so much waxing you can do without going all serial killer on friends & family.
But really, Europe vs NorthAm? Can't I have both?