Sunday River and Sugarloaf are further away from Boston than Stratton (which is a full pass now) as well as Killington and equal to Sugarbush so I don't really see the argument.
Losing Wawa isn't the end of the world here.
From Boston itself Sunday River is only 20-25 minutes further than Stratton. And Sugarloaf is only an hour further. No offense to Stratton, but I'd rather drive further to either of those other 2 places. An unlimited pass somewhere has no value if you don't want to ski at that place. Wawa also was a close option for many people in that area for a quick day trip. I can see why losing that would hurt the value of the Ikon for some vs what Max had but I don't think that was the biggest concern anyway.
For some this pass will be better than Max was. For others it won't be. It all depends on your specific situation. To say someone is "crazy" if they don't agree with your point of view on this new pass being better is...well...crazy.