I am so glad that difficult spins and spin variations are an important part of the CoP. I get such a thrill watching skaters like Alyssa Czisny pull off a beautiful, fast and varied spin combination. There were years when that aspect of skating seemed to slide into oblivion and I really missed it.
Sometimes skaters are so S-L-O-W in their spins that I just want to push them and yell "SPIN FASTER!"
Uncle Dick has always heaped tons of praise on a fabulous spinner.