Although I reluctantly voted "Everything Pasha",
I didn't realize this was a mandatory voting poll.
Anyway, I do agree that Bourne & Kraatz's skating was nowhere near the level of Grishuk & Platov and CBS was silly to pretend otherwise. The side by side compulsory dance at NHK really shows that off and I don't think that was the intention. It's kind of sad to me how poorly B&K's skating stands up now, although I do still enjoy watching their Riverdance program if I can try to ignore the bad skating skills.
It's also kind of a shame that the pro-B&K pushing overshadowed some of the real problems with judging, as I do think that there were judges who were clearly judging together, but it was hard to take the complaints seriously when the people making the arguments were also trying to argue that B&K should be competitive with G&P. Or when Jean Senft was trying to play the victim when she was clearly part of the collusion with Balkov - neither of them should ever have been on a judging panel again.
But all that aside, I can't be sad about the Pasha fluff pieces, which were amazing and made her a legend.
As for Grishuk & Platov's pro career or lack thereof, I doubt CBS had anything to do with that. Presumably Platov had some agency in his decision to not skate with her after 1998? And what ice dancers had much of a pro career anyway? If anything, Grishuk & Zhulin got a bit of mileage out of the rivalry with Usova & Platov, but ice dance was never that popular in North America and pro skating was past its peak by 1998, so they were never going to do that well anyway.