What a crock of chain lube. I do not think the riding in Squamish is any better than the shore. Not more diverse, not better maintained, not as gnar.
What Squamish has that we don't is extended low-angle terrain and a moderate countryside with more variation. The Shore is built on the mountainside. Squampton is built on the perimeter of mountains, lava-flows and logging roads.
The Shore is not as XC as Squampton, but every bit as good. Are we including Cypress, Fromme, Seymour And the nearby Burnaby Mtn, Burke etc. too?
Another reality - the trails in Squamish do not get anywhere near the traffic as the Shore. And that necessitates a different trail experience.
Everyone is right … so everyone please wake up and realize that whether a trail is "awesome" or "sucks" or "dumbed down" or "too hard" is totally your own perspective. As they say around Garibaldi Highlands, "One Man's Gold" is "Another Man's Garbage".