It makes zero sense because it's a ridiculous position.I personally am delighted that a first class operation like Ski Essentials is taking over the Basin. Why this purchase bothers some people makes zero sense to me.
The guy I purchased my ski condo from turned out to be a criminal and first class scumbag. I didn't know that until after I bought it, but even if I did, it would have made zero difference to me. It's not like I was setting up a long term collaboration with the guy or asking him to be my friend. He had something I wanted, I bought it, and I'll hopefully never have to interact with him again.
I don't see how Ski Essentials buying a business is any different.