Figure skating has always been an artistic sport, and skating itself has always mattered a lot in it. No one forced you to follow such a sport. You could/can choose another sport where only technique is important if you don't like that. You say that you are all for complete skaters, artistry and balanced programs, but such a statement is contradictory to the view that jumps and spins should make up the greatest part of the score. Because, if it were so, then there wouldn't be such things as complete skaters, balanced programs and artistry in singles skating. Also - skating skills and footwork are technique in figure skating.