Sometimes I wish there was a bit more added to the Program Components section of CoP that would take the Technical Score elements into general consideration. Instead of just judging each individual technical skill that is presented, I think they should be taking into consideration as a whole. For example, jumping. Instead of getting x amount of points for x jumps and the corresponding GOE, I think there should be a mark in the Program Components that takes all of the jumps into consideration, not just a case by case basis.
-How full was the skater's arsenal of jumps? (To help make up for skaters that can complete all 5 basic triples, something fantastic, but wind up at a disadvantage to a skater like Mao who has a 3A, but no 3T and 3S)
-The skater's general position in the air
-Tightness of rotations
-Lack of or use of cheats to complete jumps
-Fluidity in entering and exiting the jump
... You could use these 5 criteria, assigning a value of two points to each criterion... the only jumps taken into account for scoring are COMPLETED jumps... and each incompleted jump deducts 1 from the score.
I'd love to see that to help boost skaters that don't just try to milk the systerm for every possible point on Tech's and sacrifice other aspects of the sport for not garnering enough points. And not only just for jumps, spins and footwork/spiral segments as well. So 3 additional criteria added to Program Components, making the score more important than Techs... which would effectively put the emphasis on the completeness of the skater, not the tricks they are performing.
Just my 2 cents LOL.