I do understand what you're getting at (and no offence taken).I'd honestly suggest to you to try to pass the Intermediate MIF/FS first and try your hand at Masters Int/Novice and see how you fare before jumping in to the "big time". A lot of the Jr/Sr ladies are former competitive Senior level skaters and they skate like it. I know this sounds blunt and I don't mean it to be, but just because you have some doubles doesn't mean you'd be competitive in Jr/Sr at all, at the National (and sometimes Sectional) level, at least.
Recently, as you know, I have been considering taking the USFS tests and competing (primarily because the ISI competitions are so far away.) As I see it I basically have 2 options:
1. (Probably reflecting most forum members' position) says: Stay at a lower level where the jumps are capped but work very hard on your transitions/footwork/presentation. In this manner you will improve your basic skating skills and become a much better and complete skater. And, under a 6.0 judging system, this may be the best approach if you want to get the hightest scores.
2. While it's true that you have to take MITF in order to compete, you can "get away with" only taking the tests up to the very lowest level in order to use your jumps. If you can "skip" by using the "skate up" option then.....GREAT!! Then, you can continue working on the jumps and don't have to bother very much with the transitions and other elements that you are not fond of. Under ISJ this might actually be a doable strategy because the jumps are worth so much base value (although, granted, the adult skaters usually use 6.0 at local meets, so it's probably not a very good idea there.)
The upside of this approach is that, obviously (because I am immature or lazy or whatever) this appeals to me the most. The downside is that I'd never be able to use the skate up option at qualifying events so I couldn't use my best items at any of them. Although, realistically, I cannot afford to travel outside my state, so I'd probably only attend Nats if it was a Lake Placid, anyways. So this option might work since I'd only be attending local events (where they often combine levels), in the first place.
Not trying to make anyone mad. Just reviewing my options.
Yes, I have seen some on youtube.A lot of the Jr/Sr ladies are former competitive Senior level skaters and they skate like it.