At Lipinski's first Worlds, she had a horrible SP but did a great LP. But because 6.0 used factored placements, she was mathematically limited in how far she could move up. That doesn't happen under CoP. It would have been impossible for Gracie Gold to have come in second at Nationals this year after coming in 9th in the SP even having won the LP as she did under 6.0 without Ashley and a few others ahead of her totally bombing and I don't think that's fair at all. That's an aspect of the ordinal system that we haven't been discussing much here that I think needs to be critiqued. With ordinals. The spacing between 1st and 2nd and then 2nd and 3rd and so forth is exactly the same even if on the ice the skills between any two places have a big gap or a tiny gap. CoP, because it's all based on points and not factored placements, allows for a lot more movement and can reflect when a competition has 1st through 6th tightly placed or a big gap between the first two and 3rd on down (as two examples I've seen in competitions just recently).