Although, what it boils down to is, the COP/IJS didn't spring up in a vacuum. It was based on existing competitions and the top competitive programs skaters laid out. The things it rewards and emphasizes already exist in 6.0 skating. Some skaters took to it better than others, of course. But the opposite is also true. Buttle may never have had a World title under 6.0. Lysacek may have missed out on his Olympic gold without the COP. The only thing we know for sure is that Plushenko is a Skating God no matter what system is in place.