I guess what I like about Crystal is the variety if you go during the day with the Ridge and North Face aside from the front runs. I agree though about the length of the rides and that's part of what I like about Caberfae. Plus when you get a nice fresh snow the place just feels awesome and quiet due to the lack of development (housing, etc) around the area. Smiling Irishman to Lower Canyon or down through the trees to Gum Drop are probably my favorite runs between the two ski areas combined.
Yeah I think you pretty much nailed it.
Both places sure turn into a circus on busy days though. Holy man.