The Grand Prix final has already been going without compulsories for a couple of years. They eliminated compulsories for the first time this past December for the juniors as well.
The sport will go through inevitable growing pains should they try to design some sort of hybrid event with a set pattern. They seem to already be struggling with OD themes as it is! Next year is again the folk dance. Is EVERYTHING supposed to be "made for TV"? And what's the point of that if skating isn't even ON TV?!