I never said I agreed with it. But this isn't football skating is a judged sport and reputations play a role. I have a strong suspician that not wanting talent to retire early a la Tara and Oksana is one of the reasons for the age rules. If Julia completely out skates everyone clearly the judges may go with her-but if its close... Its a judged sport-reputations play a role-otherwise we wouldn't have the streak of having at least one world medal, that I've mentioned.
You have a strange view of what an athletic competition is about. Should we give the Super Bowl crown to the New England Patriots because we think the New York Giants' quarterback might retire before we want him to?