Didn't read the entire thread.
Essentially, COP won the program. The scoring system has to be penalize falls more heavily, as well as take points away for the little trips/stumbles. I know that GOE goes negative, but that's not visible. If they had deducted 2 pts per fall, Chan would not have won.
Chan's far from my favorite male skater. However, I could appreciate that he has excellent qualities in his in-betweens. However, IMHO, those shouldn't have been enough - I didn't think his lead from the SP was that insurmountable after seeing the various mistakes in Chan's performance.
As far as 2010, I didn't have a problem with Evan over Evgeni because Skating is more than jumps and Evan didn't fall.