Lets be real people. Womens skating didnt actually become competitive until the early 80s. People like Fleming, Hamill, Schuba, and Poetzsch/Fratianne had way weaker competition than anyone starting with Witt would have. The two should be broken into two seperate categories, basically who had the least competiton starting in 1980/1981 when it started to become somewhat of a real competition.
Fleming made 5 mistakes at the 68 Olympics and still won by 20 falls and won the free skate alone by probably another 5 falls so suffice to say she had no competition. Schuba faced some amazing free skaters but her figures gave her such a lead she was always 20 falls from losing. Again no competition.
Hamill may be the first ever to have some competition since she did lose the 74 and 75 Worlds to two different women. Didnt she screw up 1 or more phase of both events though, so the losses were her own fault. Errath and DeeLeeuuw dont seem like tough competition to me.
Poetzsch and Fratianne only had each other, and neither was even very good. Poetzsch only lost big events to Fratianne when she fell alot at the 77 and 79 Worlds.
So it is stupid so many people are voting Kwan and Baiul. Even if they might have had weaker competition than other modern day skaters like Witt, Yamaguchi, Ito, Lipinski, Slutskaya, Kim, and Asada, they still had more than people before the no competition but pretty coronation century before competition days began in the 80s.