I don't see fans of the Big 10, SEC, ACC, Big 12, and the PAC 10 so obsessed about the development of the Mountain West Conference. It should be more of a concern with the PAC 10 and Big 12 which somewhat neighbor the MWC on each side, rather than a worry from the Big East. In this context, the Big East has some expectation that if the MWC ultimately gets accommodated in the BCS, they are vulnerable or somehow become replaced at some point. Would a MWC bcs bowl participant command a higher selection most often in the usual pecking order?
One has to think the five bigger (number of fb playing institutions) bcs conferences have confidence that each and every year their representative will be solid (even an 8-4 FSU team got hyped). While an excellent West Virginia team emerged this year, am not so sure the Big East has confidence this will be the case consistently. Regardless, being fixated on what the MWC is able or unable to do, is not the answer.
True point in that if you are superior, don't act as if possess something you don't deserve. Underlings will always complain, but if the reaction is always negative to the have-nots, then their complaints will ultimately receive some validation.