I don't doubt it; but the value is in having a different and unattached perspective. A highly invested chaser isn't going to be objective, they're going to be defensive and dismissive.If those dots are representative of all chasers then I’d say there wasn’t much of a problem. Have you ever chased on the plains? I’m guessing that you have not. I never show up as a dot and I know there are others that aren’t on SN either. Without a question there were many more cars on the road because of the storm than shown by those dots, and from what I saw elsewhere many were local lookers. I don’t have a bit of a problem with that by the way, cause if I lived there I’d be out looking also. Both contribute to the numbers. It’s hard to come on a forum for chasers and be critical of chasers without many of them just tuning it out. This is coming from a guy that is rather critical himself of some stuff that goes on.
I've only been making trips 5 years or so, but I think you would say things differently if chasing was a part of your life and you had experience on the plains.