That's a good point and I do see that quite a bit, but I don't think the situations are exactly alike. When it was skiing or wakeboarding, I think skiers could see that this was basically going to come in and take over skiing. I don't think wakeboarders believe that wakeskating is going to replace wakeboarding. They are very complementary.
Some think that wakeskating is technically difficult and that will present a barrier to entry, but I think if you just watch Fuel TV for a few hours and see the level of what just about every Tom, Dick and Harry is doing on a skateboard, this is probably not a very good argument.
I also think there are some good points to be made for wakeskating's easy accessibility when compared to wakeboarding with jet skis and things like The Winch coming out.
It will be really interested to see where wakeboarding and wakeskating are in relation to each other in 10 years.