It's not just your opinion. It's FACT. Man made stuff is garbage compared to the real stuff. It turns to ice. Too bad magic isn't a little higher in elevation. That would really help.the quality of snow on a trail that has never seen a snow gun vs. a trail that is primarily machine made snow is vastly different in my opinion. I hope Magic gets enough snowmaking to keep a couple routes always open from top to bottom, but keeps most of their terrain 100% natural. I'd much rather ski around a rock or through some grundlefloss than have the whole hill turned into the icy packed down crap that comes from the guns.
The only reason I mention snow guns is because they have trouble opening the trails due to lack of natural snow in this part of the country. It would be nice to just lay a base early on a few trails for the natural snow to fall on. Not continuously pump snow.(which also costs $$$)