I agree with MM- it's two different eras. Not the competitors' fault about the field they're up against once they hit their prime. Now, they may have been lucky to peak in a period where the field wasn't all that strong (think 2004, Olys/Worlds 2006), or they may have been UNlucky to peak in a period where the field was extraordinary (think Vancouver 2010). But everything is relative. Doesn't make the accomplishments of those who won in a "weaker" field less significant, since "a win is a win".
What is the point of going ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON about the gold medals that Sasha missed during her career?
You can't post anything about Sasha around here without people rushing to point out that she never won a world or Olympic medal and yada yada yada.
I can't even imagine harping on and on and on on about other skaters of the past who maybe didn't reach all of their goals. Some poster seem to live for criticizing certain skaters ad nauseum.