The CoP takes quite a bashing in some quarters, such as causing accidents, loss of artistry, and questions about the results arise when a skater was 2nd best in the SP and 2nd best in the LP yet wins the contest because of points, and not because he had the best skating.
I think the one factor we haven't discussed much was the 'Artistry' in figure skating which I prefer to call 'Presentation' because it's not easy for me to give up my old neanderthal ways.
If you look through the 5 major categories describing PC scores, you will find some mixture of 'artistry' listed. PC, as you know means Program Component score and not what I thought would be Presentation Scores as in the antiquated 6.0 system. That's CoPs way of levelling out the gamut of what a good presentation will be despite the fact that they already took on the individual elements in the Tech scores. So be it.
Back to Artistry. I noticed when watching 'on demands', that the SPs have more artistry than the LPs - not necessaarily a perfect skate, but a good chance for a clean elegant routine. It seemed to me that the SP allows the skater room enough to bring some artistry to the program more than the LP which is geared more to point getting, for example cluttering up the last 2minutes of an LP program with repeated elements, and foresaking what should be, maybe a sensational trick with a graceful ending. The LP loses out on complete artistry in most cases. JMO
Agree? and should Artistryt be equal to the Sport of Skating?