He does have a point though. It is like if the title 'world champion' (and Olympic champion) will loose its value. Suddenly there will be so many champions... and some of them would have never earned the title on their own. Let's say Japan wins the team event (based on the strength of their men and ladies). That will mean that their pair (Takahashi with new partner) will be comparable to let's say Savchenko/Szolkovy or Volosozhar/Trankov (or whoever wins the Olympic pair event). The same for their dancers - Reed/Reed's title will be suddenly comparable to Virtue/Moir or Davis/White.