I thought it was great to see this thread cause I'm really into wintersports, got to go to the mtns 4x last year which is pretty good since it's a good long way from Oklahoma.
My best ski bud's an awsome boarder, great athlete, fine body (hot ass)....only complaint I have is he's straight ;-)
But it's not a problem us being different, him straight and boarding, me, gay and skiing (un-kool or not). Just like I don't understand why some mountains ban boards, I don't understand the antipathy between boarders and skiers (unless it's just an age thing: the young despising the older). I figure there's more in common: the joy of coming down the mountain, the views, etc.
My advice to Crimthan is for sure to try boarding. Maybe it's a better fit for your athletic skills, maybe it just feels more right. Definitely get some lessons (wonder if you did that time trying skiing?)
Me, I tried boarding and it was ok. Took lessons at Wolf Creek, me, a mom about my age and a whole gaggle of young Boy Scouts and we were all about equally bad, which was pretty funny. But it wasn't so great that I'd invest the time in getting better, I love the 90cm blades I use. So, my point? Do the sport that feels right to you.