I think some of this alleged "overscoring" that seems to be consistently happening to the favourites in each GP event, is maybe related to the lack of depth in each field. In just about every case, the favourite has shown overwhelmingly superior skating in their competition, and had no top-tier competitor. And the format almost always has the favourite going last... so it's like, the judges watch several 4th tier skaters, a bunch of 3rd tier skaters, a handful of 2nd-tier skaters (some of whom bomb their program or underrotate jumps) and then - AH! finally! this top tier skater who blows everyone away at the end of it all. It is perhaps easy and human to get over-enthusiastic handing out positive marks in such a scenario, but would not be the same when all the top skaters are there against each other, showing up each other's relative strengths and weaknesses, and skating in a slightly more random order. Just a thought. We'll see how it plays out.