There are lots of skaters who would have excelled under CoP with the programs they used under 6.0, but had they skated under CoP I somehow doubt they would have skated to the same brilliance. IMO, CoP stifles creativity and freedom and favors mechanical, cut-and-pasted control over inspiration. Not EVERY program under CoP, but that's just how it seems to me. Michelle Kwan, Johnny Weir, and Kurt Browning would never have been done justice. I believe Alexei Yagudin is one of the true exceptions who may have done equally well under CoP as he did under 6.0. I had this discussion here a few weeks ago (sorry for the thorniness, Ziggy!) http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=75754&page=2 Yes!!! And boo-urns to that one judge who gave Johnny the 4.9 and 5.0. He/she would never be able to justify that under CoP. This CoP program of Johnny's, I always thought, was constructed beautifully. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW9XqGT4rJI Wow...Kay Thomson. Never heard of her or seen her before, but that's one heck of a program. Great picks of Harding and Ito for strong CoP candidates, too.