I don't know if I have any remorse, its the closest really good powder to where I live and because I know the mountain so well I am able to hit fresh lines for at least a day after the main spots are carved up.
I also saved about 40000Yen on buying day passes with the season pass
Because I went there so much this year I also discovered quite a few new routes that people tend to neglect or not know about after a dump.
The village is great and really low key, no drunken groups of foreigners spoiling the atmosphere. The onsen is free and the food is good. Once you arrive everything is walking distance so no need to even get into the car.
Also they don't play silly music through those little speakers around the resort which is a huge plus for me.
All in all I love the place, but I do want to check out Hokkaido and some other spots more. There is a new budget airline (peach) that if booked in advance you can fly very cheap from near me up to Hokkaido. like 10000 yen return.
That should make trips up there cheaper. I have a couple of spots I want to check out.
I will still be going to Nozawa a lot.
As for people neglecting the powder I guess they just don't know how good it feels and they have their niche. Suits me fine as its more powder for us.