Isn't the whole point to have a strong well balanced program? It is great that John and Rena have a throw triple axel and the should be justly rewarded for it just as the Chinese teams should be rewarded for the quad twist.
I believe that two of the Novice pair teams at Liberty did have huge triple twists which they got absolutely no credit for under the new rules. I question whether or not that is any more fair since they obviously both have the talent and skill to do the element, especially since triple jumps and triple throws are still allowed at this level. Why is it ok to reward a throw or a jump, but not a twist? I would also question whether or not these teams are mismatched if they are equally or more capable of completing the elements required at their level. One might say that a team that does not have an adequate enough difference in height and weight to allow them to complete the elements necessary at any given level are more of a mismatch than a team with a larger difference in height and weight.