I do find the Rachael/Alissa reactions pretty interesting though. There are all sorts of posts about how Alissa can get to Nationals without triples on GS, but yet Rachael will likely get the narrative of failure for only landing two triples at regionals.
Kwanfan1818, I remember you mentioning that you are are a USFSA member, have you voiced your concerns regarding this matter? I'd be interested to hear what they would have to say.
And Rachael is hardly the only skater who has been sent to events despite poor results in the past. Caroline Zhang's various trips to Skate America come to mind. And Baga hasn't been close to Rachael's success as a singles skater and went from 10th in 2012 to 13th at Nationals last year. And Vanessa Lam had a subpar JGP season last year and was also not at nationals and still received a Senior B.