The most overscored skaters were under 6.0 because the ISU in every cycle selected the 1-4 skaters in each discipline that they felt could represent the sport the best and held them up through the cycle. Plus there was much less transparency in the scoring as there was today. I wish we had more visibility to figures judging because that's where the skaters got slotted.
I remember Toller Cranston being interviewed after he retired. He asked a judge point plank on a flight if a little Romanian girl laid down the most glorious figures you had ever seen would you place her near the top and without hesitation the judge said "no way".
There isn't much yelping about overscoring under 6.0 because the skaters that were 'selected' were popular. Hamilton is the perfect example. I love love love watching this guy but he doesn't spin well and his jumping repertoire would only be considered 'competitive' in the ladies event.
I'd love to see the jump detail of everyone in Sarajevo in SP and LP. In his short he did 2L+3T and one of his spins was so slow it put him behind the music. Guys were doing lutz combos at that time. His LP had a lutz and 2-3 other triples that were only salchows and toes. I think if we broke it all down he likely wouldn't have been on the podium. But he was crowned before he even arrived in Europe...or as Cranston often said, 'why don't we save a lot of money and have the judges fax the results in in advance'?