At the time, officials didn't want to see a skater rack up wins by executing eight triples of three different kinds including five triple toes. But there was and is certainly no objection to skaters winning by executing eight triples of six different kinds.
It would be perfectly legal under the rule as it now stands for a skater to do eight quads in a program, as long as they use six different takeoffs.
Ah, this is the problem. You're trying to tailor the rules to appeal to you as a paying spectator and to others who share your taste and priorities.The judging system should not cater to the lower levels at. What I propose here is for skating at the Olympic level...the skating that people actually want to see and pay to see.
I believe that the rules for technical need to be designed primarily around fairness to the athletes and the specifics of the technique.
It could easily be made level 2 without interfering with your aesthetic enjoyment and thus be rewarded in both base mark and GOE.How many Ladies are capable of doing a classic Layback spin (the free leg held perfectly parallel to the ice) with excellent speed and centering?
Very few. It's a level 1 element but doing it well is difficult and should be rewarded.
E.g., add a feature for laybacks in which something like "unsupported attitude position with the knee turned out at or above hip height and the head arched below shoulder level" counts as a difficult variation.
Or make 16 revs in the same position count as two features.
Add both, and an excellent simple attitude layback that would now be called level 1 could be scored as level 3, with good GOE.