I think, yes. IMO, there's just too much filler in between elements. No, I'm not in favor of nothing but crossovers between jumps and spins, but the mania for sticking in so many transitions, turns, etc., is nuts. To me, today's programs look slow and cluttered. With so many "to-dos" on the list, there is little room for choreography and interpretation. I thinking it's killing the skaters and damaging the sport.
That said, I do like a lot about COP. For instance, it's been great for encouraging correct jump edges and guiding skaters in their progress. Here are my wishes:
Get rid of the three-jump combo (does anyone really like it or think it serves any purpose?)
Require no more than 3 transitions during a program (crossovers between some elements--once in awhile--is not a terrible thing).
Limit step sequences to 10-12 seconds. IMO, these long, ponderous step sequences showing every turn in skating contribute nothing.
Allow one or two basic spin elements to be performed beautifully (i.e., layback, flying sit spin). Are all of those spin combos with various change of positions really that great?
Thanks for reading my rant. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but I am curious to know your feelings. I do think that COP programs--as they are right now--demand too much "flotsam," take away from skaters being able to work on quality jumps/spins and are not helping the skaters, nor the sport.