I agree, It's all about points however falls and deductions chip away at the points. That's why clean with high levels counts. Even if the difficulty is less.Additionally one mistake leads to another more often than not. Very hard to keep a mistake off your mind going into the next element. The best do it...not easy."Clean" is not as important as scoring as many points as possible across 2 programs in the same competition.
More recently for the Skate America TBDs, yes.