I would love to make cross my focus.. but am wondering how to do that. I commonly hear, cross is good to do when the road season is out. Maybe that is a perception that needs to be changed? Longterm I think cross is more viable. Crashing is a fact of road racing and not a pleasant one. Much better to crash in sand or dirt!
The plus side for my road team is all the support I get (and pay for). I have two coaches and a really disciplined team. I don't sense that same support structure for 'cross where I live, around NYC.