On the subject of what will ice dance bring us this year, from looking at the protocols, I would say, we will be seeing a lot of deductions. In previous years, you would see deductions for falls and extended lifts, and maybe costume if a piece of it fell off.
Between the Senior B's and the JGP, here's what I've found so far, apart from the extended lifts:
2 costume/prop deductions
2 time violations
extra element by verif
Music restriction violation: -2.00 (Simonova & Dragun) Hall of the Mountain King
Extra element by verif.: -1.00
Interruption in excess: -1.00
Zhang & WU (Nino Rota R&J)
Music restriction violation: -2.00
Z&G music restriction violation -2
R&J, Nino Rota
Of course, they ignored a lot of stuff too-for example, Z&G got a deduction at Nepala, but not at Nebelhorn.
Still, it appears that it will be no wonder if we hear a lot of drum machine beats added to FD's, and if all the costumes look like 1960's gym suits, or something else equally modest.
It reminds me of when the judges first started to call lips-all we heard were flutzes, and then suddenly one year the judges discovered that some of the skaters lip. And the year when they discovered underrotation. At first was called occasionally. Then it was all over the protocols.