Leaving out her toe jumps, which did indeed have glaring flaws, how was Sarah Hughes's SKATING at the peak of her competitive career noticeably below par for a senior lady? I'd certainly move her up by a couple of categories in your hierarchy. For the other two here as well, I think when you say "below par for a senior lady" you mean a world-class, medal-hopeful senior lady. There are lots of senior ladies who compete nationally, or even internationally if they're from small countries, who do some triple jumps, but are weaker than those. To me, "bad for a senior lady," means deserving of Skating Skills scores in the 3s or 4s. Even if Cohen was overmarked in that area when she competed under IJS, she was surely better than that. I should also add that I have an issue with this question as it was asked in general. It's hard to rank the "skating skills" of skaters who had long careers because their skill level did not remain stagnant. E.g., Michelle Kwan of 2003 was a very different skater from Michelle Kwan of 1993. But the differences don't have to be even that glaring. Even from one competition to the next in the same year, or from one program to the next in the same competition, some skaters will show visible differences in how well they're skating, sometimes connected to the success of the jumps and sometimes not. So we may be thinking of different performances when we disagree about the quality of a particular skater's skating. It would be more meaningful to rank or compare the skating skills of specific performances. We could all look at the same videos and compare the same things. But posters who have seen some or all of these skaters live have more significant data to go by than what's evident on video. However we haven't all seen the same performances live, so again we're not all going to have the same impressions. And then, quite apart from this thread, skating skill is a complex enough category that there will always be differences in which aspects any one observer notices most or weights most strongly when evaluating.