It doesn't matter how much training judges have had or how much time and money the audience spent. People are not infallible and can be criticized. The key is to do so without descending to nastiness and hyperbole.
Takahashi, Plushenko and Joubert all got their start under 6.0, and I would argue that the latter two remain 6.0 skaters at heart, with some needed adjustments to the current system: strong jumps and great showmanship are something that's important to them. There aren't many 6.0-oriented skaters left, and I think people respond to that style, when it's done well. Sometimes you want a skater to wow you by really being entertaining and putting on a great show, rather than with the number of transitions they can pack into a program (though Takahashi, when he has good programs, can sometimes do both).In the current CoP era, I've found plenty of personalities. To name a few top ones: Daisuke Takahashi (Don't be surprised that I said so. I do believe it), Evgeni Plushenko, Jeremy Abbott, Brian Joubert, Patrick Chan, Florent Amodio, Yuzuru Hanyu... and more.