Looking at how strong Japan's men are, and knowing how strong other countries have been in the past in various disciplines, should the ISU allow a wild card (or 2 or 3) in each discipline regardless of where the wild card skater is from? This will result in more than 3 per country in a given discipline at worlds/4ccs/euros.
I know the argument against allowing more than 3 in the past was that it made it difficult for emerging countries to place higher.
But seeing as we can hardly get our sport televised, doesn't it make sense to make a small allowance for super successful skaters, so that the championship has the best of the best?
If this do this, which they won't , but it's fun to speculate, they should really change how spots are awarded. Instead of adding up the placements, they should do something based on being with in a certain percentage of the top 5's average score.