As an avid figure skating watcher, I love to watch all the disciplines (Men, Ladies, Pairs, and Ice Dance) and enjoy all types of performances from the veterans to even the “newbies”. Overall, I am ok with the the CoP replacing the 6.0 system and I feel that is has improved skating in various ways.
My only concern is the method of judging based over a skater’s reputation. It is upsetting to see skaters such as Suzuki, Kozuka, and even Abbott not get their due from the judges and it seems that all of this stems from the PCS scores. There have been a lot of complaints about Yu-Na and Plushenko being over-scored. A lot of talk has revolved around the “Russian factor” with scores and this shows from Worlds where Domnina/Shabalin won. Many fans, including myself, were upset over the whole Davis/White ordeal and how their PCS scores from the judges brought them down and led for them to not even medal at Worlds.
In my opinion, the TES scores don’t really lie. If anything the whole PCS component really makes me wonder as skating fan, if judges are basing it off a skater’s “reputation” and not from what they are really seeing.