Yes! You summed it up in a much shorter way than I could have. Basically I agree there are small deductions there depending on how you look at it, but they are honestly hard to spot even in slow motion which is unbelievable. Maybe a little less distance than she usually has, very slight piked body and very slight leg-separation on the pre-flight when she contacts the horse. Those judges did not deduct for a non-stuck landing, it were those other little things. It should have at the very least been a 9.8 from every judge IMO, but this was an opportunity for the judges to validate their new scoring system which nobody (myself included) completely understands and what made Nadia so great to her era - McKayla has that on vault. If it had scored a 10 I don't think anybody would have complained (unless maybe the Russians But Alexandrov is always praising her technique whenever she is brought up in interviews) Both of her vaults really, she has the best block and technique on this event in the sport to date IMO. If the judges had given it a ten it would've been such a great moment for gymnastics and I think could've given gymnastics the much needed jolt of life that it needs. In the end what killed its possibility is just how much lower other execution scores have been, so a huge barrier has been broken with 9.8 and 9.9 being given out at a very strict competition like the Olympics. But really in all honesty, relative to the field just as Nadia was, her score should have been a 10.