That's cool if folks want to complain about what the Basin is not. All the more fun and elbow room for us who love it. If you want the Breck or Vail experience, go there & have a blast, but don't knock our area that we love for what it is and don't wish for it to change. And as for dog poo-I have never encountered any issues & I've been going there for 10 years. That's what's great about Colorado, there is a resort/ski hill for everyone; it may be the Basin, it may be Breck, either way; it's a good time, it's all about what you're looking for. Personally, if I were coming from out of town, it would be all about Copper or Winter Park.