This just feels like the direction ISU and the IJS has been taking skating. To Speedy the only difference he sees between the SP and LP is duration. Why do you need both if they are so similar?
He might compromise and make the LP shorter so fans could think they were seeing an SP and LP rolled into one.
Doing this he can also cut expenses by lowering all of the ISU prize money. If skaters only need to pay for choreo for one program it will cut their costs. If they are are only training one program they can cutback on their ice time, not run through as many boots, have lower coaching fees, etc.
Yea, this plan has everything to keep skating under the IJS right on course to oblivion.