Well, I think that D'Alessandro/Waddell and Kaganovskaia/Angelopol are a cut above the dance teams we saw in both Courchevel events apart from Wolfkostin/Chen and, possibly, Makita/Gunara. I'd say Tyutyunina/Shustitskiy are on par with M/G and the Browns and Flores/Tsarevski are just below them. There's no way I'd consider the Lim/Quan or Mazingue/Gaidajenko to be near the same level as those other 7 teams.As an example of how final qualification is affected by using scores rather than placements, six of the top ten scores so far in junior ice dance are from JGP Slovakia, including three of the top four (the entire podium in Kosice outscored all six medalists from Courchevel apart from Wolfkostin & Chen).
Now, if you want to make an argument about score inflation, you'd probably be better off comparing the Czech team who competed in Courchevel 1 and Kosice - hard to understand how their total score jumped by 10 points. Their RD in Kosice was an improvement over Courchevel 1, definitely, but they weren't as strong in the FD this week as they were 2 weeks ago, IMO.