It seems like a very similar statement could be made for pairs and ice dance. Have you seen the Olympic medal records? Not a lot of diversity there. Though perhaps the rest of the teams are a little closer. I think it will be hard for smaller countries without the synchro heritage to field teams- it is hard enough for them to find two people to put together pairs/dance teams, much less a whole gaggle. Still, I'd much rather see synchro in the Olympics than the team event. I like WTT because it is a fluff event that seems fun for the skaters, and it is far enough away from Worlds that I'm eager to see the programs again. But the team event is going to be the exact same programs skaters will do in a day or two. To me, that adds no excitement at all. I tolerate it a bit more in gymnastics because their routines are so much shorter (though skaters worried about giving their all and then messing up their individual medal chance might want to chat with McKayla Moroney...). I just don't have the attention span to sit through the same long programs twice in a matter of a few days.