I mean, it's just wrong. He had 3 falls, a stumble out of another jump, a single axel. We keep talking about the Chanflation on the Free, however, the big problem is the insurmountable lead Chan usually seems to accrue with the short. He was 6 points clear (which is a fall+) with a messy short. 2 Judges actually gave him -2 on the URed Quad in the short! Yes his skating skills are bar none, right now. However, that doesn't mean that he shouldn't be marked fairly and NO they aren't light-years ahead of everyone else.
My problem with the bold text, CanadianSkaterGuy, is that 7.5 points isn't enough, and this goes for everyone. PCS Criteria are kept within a range of each other, and that is wrong. The strength of Chan's basic skating keeps some of his other PCS critera (which should be abysmal) artificially high. The PCS marks needs to be individual, uncoupled from each other. You're trying to make a case that his 8 in PE is justifiable, given all his other scores this year. However, it's a flawed argument, because ALL of his PE scores are way over inflated. 4 of his 12 elements were bad, and the last one, he didn't even do at all.. nearly 50 percent of his elements, in his free, we're "flawed to terrible: -GOE" Yet, he deserves an 8 in PE?
It deserves a 5-6 in P/E. It just does.