Not been around. but read the thread with interest - though some of the statistical and Taoist philosophy went over my head. Laughed looking at the obo and factored placements. Though I understood it at the time I'm glad to be done with it.
A couple thoughts, people complain about skaters raking up big leads in the SP so it's hard to catch them, which isn't fun to watch. The opposite happens just as often I think - where several skaters are basically tied after the short, only a few points might separate the four skaters ranked 3 - 6, but in an ordinal system the skater ranked 6 is way behind the skater ranked 3. I like that aspect of being almost tied.
I do wish the SP and LP were more distinct in how they measured skills, so the SP was more technical and the LP more artistic (I know that's not a CoP approved word ). Maybe decrease the value of PCS in the SP and increase the value of both GoE and PCS for the LP?
When looking at the relative value of TES vs PCS it is worthwhile looking at how GoE impacts those numbers since that gets at the quality of the skate, not just the quantity and difficulty of the tricks. GoE should also capture thing like creativity and originality, expressing character, and musicality. All of which are PCS type of traits even though they're included in TES