After seeing Chen's LP, I've changed my mind about him. He did not use the little boy look, but performed as a young man. And he was quite competitive. Hope he continues to grow.
I don't compare skaters in Novice events with skaters in Juniors or Seniors, and certainly not with another Federation which I never see.
Some posters disliked Chock and Zuerlain when they first got into Seniors, but they are a contending team now. I think whatever the Parsons have to do, they will do it by Seniors so I'm on their bandwagon.
Ladies and Pairs, for me, are just not worth mentioning.