I'm going to throw a hot take out there and start the discussion, based on a comment that I made in the obs thread.
I have a few opinions on meteorology in general right now.
1) While modeling in general is much better than 25 years ago, we are still having problems with exacts and specifics in a small geographic area. I'm not sure that will ever 100% improve given chaos theory and resolution unless you shrink resolution down to 1km or some ridiculous number like that...even then, I think we're going to have problems in model world with ptype because of temperature profiles in the atmosphere, etc. I don't think this storm was a bust in the sense that the storm developed pretty much as advertised. Were forecasts wrong? Absolutely. We could throw more money at modeling and it may improve a few aspects of things but by and large I think rain/snow/sleet line misfires are going to be a part of the problem with forecasting forever.
2) Snow maps are stupid. We (collective community) need to stop taking them as gospel, especially in marginal events. And I think meteorologists or vendors who peddle them out simply to get weenies to sign up at $13/month or to get follows, etc. are probably the worst for meteorological discourse right now.
3) Communication of impacts matters much more than "how much for?" discussion but I don't think the meteorological community and public have it in them to switch gears from numbers and colors on a map to reading a list of how fooked they are or aren't. I'm not sure how this can change but I think it needs to. It's like Saffir-Simpson and hurricanes - it's a garbage scale and most smart weather people know that but meteorologists who know better still use it and talk about "upgrades" and "downgrades" because of a wind speed change. How do we (weather community) do a better job of getting people out of that habit (how much for) and into "how bad is it gonna be"