Quite frankly, you have your view of things and I have mine, and I think it would be difficult find a real understanding here. That's OK. Nevertheless, I can honestly say, that I'd much rather live were I do, and skip the thought of vacationing in Maui.
Fortunately, I've done Maui many times, but my last trip there was in 1997. All my stays there were right on the beach at John and Louise Severson's property in Specklesville. I think that I tasted Maui at its sweetest for windsurfing. Looks like the Maui of the future is a much different place.
Like I said much earlier, good luck!