the quad has turned out to quite often make great figure skating performances very hard to come by.
There are a great many top level skaters past and present who don't yet and/ or didn't ever perform or consistently perform that extra confounding revolution. I say "Quad" be damned. Or since it won't go away, please stop making it the end-all and be-all. Place it in a proper perspective. The sport needs to focus on developing good technique among all skaters, and also focus on developing complete skaters who can combine artistry with athleticism, which is not about demonstrating constantly rushed movements this way and that all over the ice which bear little relation to the music.