There's so much talk about the problems with the CoP system and all the small things that people miss from 6.0.
I know many may disagree, but what do you think has gotten better in skating since the advent of CoP?
I would say spins have gotten way better since 2003. Generally all the top men and women now have super fast and centered spins with lots of difficult positions, whereas 10 years ago, travelling spins with un-held weak positions were often the norm in senior skating.
Skaters now fix their jumping technique when it's wonky...how awesome could Tara Lipinski, Sarah Hughes or Nicole Bobek have been with clean jump technique like Rochette or Kim?
Arguably footwork and use of edges have gotten better, but at the expense speed in order to get the required steps in.
That leads me to my last point...STEPS in choereography! The fact judges are explicitly assessing choreagraphy, transitions, and perfromance seperately forces the skater to spend some time working on each.
Although it's not perfect, I like the result of CoP!