I don't think the skaters feel the same way so many fans seem to. Why would they?
Firstly, getting the largest possible number of next Worlds entries for US skaters is not emphasized or even considered as the goal and the criteria of the selection process of skaters to send to Worlds.
Secondly, unlike the Canadian and Japanese skaters, team concept has never come across as an important or natural concept to the US skaters, who are often bitter rivals.
From where would a skater get the idea of team spirit and self denial after all the hard work and intense competitions to be where they are? Their motivation, obligations, and considerations are naturally based on their supporters and sponsors, such as families, financial backers, their coaches, and fans. Their journey, hard work, sacrifices and struggles are very individual. Their teams are comprised of coaches, therapists, psychologists. etc., and don't include other skaters. Those are their competitors. If the federation is more involved and plays a bigger part in their development, and the training procedure involve more interactions with other skaters, they may feel more differently. As it is, any friendly relationship with other skaters is personal, such as being training mates, especially in different diciplines.
Fan's theorectical principles and expectations are not instilled values and pririorities of the U.S. skaters.