Does the concept that something is more valuable not due to its own virtue but due to the simple fact that it is highly selective and excludes a lot of people have any place in a Torah community?
DovidBT examples are every “mainstream” school
While I hear where you’re going with this, most things that people on the outside looking in enjoy bashing do have some inherent virtue. The issue becomes one when a)those on the outside feel the need to pontificate that those on the inside have nothing over them and b) those on the inside exaggerate the ramifications of whatever virtue they do possess. I think learning/being in brisk (RAY) would be a good example.