No, I mean SDSU and BSU got it wrong by splitting up it's sports programs. I've held this philosophy for years and will most likely never change. The only reason to consider it is money and while $'s are one consideration it isn't as important to me as it is some of you. I think things like rivalries, traditions, regional relationships, etc. are much more important. Splitting up athletic programs really hurts that. I admire Thompson and the MWC presidents for their positions on this. I didn't like the Hawaii exception.
Your SDSU leadership decided to be an exception to this historical model in college athletics, so yes, it's quite clear to me why you're an advocate of it. The large majority of colleges across America are not. I would rather Wyo bring all sports to the Big Sky than split ours up. That's where I'm coming from.
I can suggest that you want other western schools to validate what SDSU did, but I won't.
From SDSU's standpoint I agree they have a bit more to lose having their Basketball program in the Big West, then again FBS football and the other sports are in completely different worlds. Longbeach State from the Big West still made it to the tourney so I don't see why SDSU would have much trouble getting in there and making some waves. So who knows. From BSU's perspective however, THEY LOSE NOTHING by putting their other sports in either the WAC or the Big West. BSU always has been and always will be a football dominant school. It's just the way it is, the other sports have always had very little draw/revenue and it isn't going to change much no matter what they do. It's harsh to say but BSU's other sports are essentially a ball and chain for the football program and this opportunity finally gives them the chance to allow the football program to break free and maximize it's potential revenue (at least for now) and give them some growth opportunity. That said, as mentioned above the other sports still have the opportunity to go to the big dance since the other sports aren't bound by the same disparities that FBS football are.
As for $, people who claim it doesn't matter are suffering from the ostrich syndrome. It is a problem that isn't going away and the disparity is only getting worse and worse. If you are content with your program never growing past being a regional direction program then you are correct that money doesn't matter, but for the programs who wish to continue to grow and develop and play at the highest level you better be seriously concerned about the $. More money, more resources, better recruits, better coaches (generally), and the list goes on from there.