I have always been confused about why Chait/Sakhnovsky's rankings dropped dramatically after 2002, and they remained in the 6th-7th for most of the rest of their careers. From what I hear, they were politicked into their high placements from 2000-02 - and into their bronze medal at the 2002 Worlds. After the 2002 Worlds scandal where they beat Drobiazko/Vanagas, the politics no longer worked for them, and they fell down in the placements. Is this what most people interpret has happened? Or do people feel that their 2000-02 placements were appropriate, but they dramatically fell out of favor because of the scandal after?
It's a pity what happened because I did enjoy a lot of their programs - and thought their 2003 FD was their skating at their best. Where do you believe they should have been placed from 2000-06 given their actual performances?