I agree with you completely. Look at Plushenko and his gold at 2012 Euros.As long as they improve their skating, technical or artistic, I'm not at all bored. On the contrary. I love to see older skaters succeed
The younger kids still have their chances to prove they are worth medals. And I guess they find it challenging to compete against the older ones (maybe their idols).
Good luck to Miki if she decides to return