Hi Janetfan - it's been a great discussion and I am not an expert in ice dancing, skating or judging. Unfortunately sports such as gymnastics, diving, figure skating etc which are based on judging will always be controversial for one reason or another. The credibility factor may not be flawless but like you, I try to enjoy the sport for what it has to offer.Yes, I agree - it has been civil and I did learn a few things.
I just hope Ice Dancing fans accept my support for their sport even as I admit I don't get the judging very well.
Sometimes isn't enough to just love watching something?
In fact I don't intend to change that because I would rather go on enjoying it rather than getting twisted into uncomfortable positions trying to figure it out.