I have been hoping they would move to that.
That would mean that withdrawal from a particular event would not boost the chances of the remaining teams in the event to Q for Final ( a change that would make it fairer in my mind..and not as random as higher placement in a diminished field. Cup of Russia dance comes to mind <g>, where only 3 were left skating, I believe)
Edited....but that would open the final event to skyhigh scoring to qualify an entry for the GPFinal if they are close to qualifying. I guess ranking and points each have drawbacks as a qualifying method