Regarding judging/officiating, what stands out to me is that skating judges are visible - after all, we see them sitting front row and watching, and they are introduced by name before the event. But unlike officials and many other sports, they are currently not tied to their specific actions in any visible way. Compare this to NFL refs with their flags and signals, or baseball umpires - can't get much more visible than calling balls and strikes behind home plate. And that sort of accountability (and transparency) is important; not having it creates a sense that there is something to hide and dodgy things might be going on.
OTOH, these are not international sports in the way that skating is. But I would definitely be impressed if ever a skating judge or caller were to admit a mistake and apologize for it, like Jim Joyce did when he screwed up Armando Galaragga's perfect game. I have a lot more confidence when officials are able to admit that they make mistakes, and own up to them.
I won't hold my breath, though. Maybe after Speedy retires? (in which case, I should definitely not hold my breath )