I like Plushy and his consistency but I'm not a blind fanatic. I like Kovtun and his potential but I can't say he 100% got screwed either. What a lose-lose situation, the decision will forever be accompanied by an asterisk no matter the outcome. They would be better off having no spots.
What I dislike the most is having last year's Worlds as a spot-qualifier for this year's Olympics. There's almost a year gap between the 2 events, so much can happen. A baby can be conceived at 2013 Worlds, and most definitely be born before 2014 Olys. Why can't every country get 2 or 3 spots, provided their entrants met the qualification requirements set for said season? (or 1 wild card spot if you're from Equatorial Guinea; I found Eric Moussambani's story to be inspiring!).
It is as bogus as the "must be 15 before July 1" rule. Why July 1? Why not Aug 3, Oct 17, or Dec 25? Anyway, I felt last season results belongs to last season. The qualifier should (imo) be determined by this season's materials. Nationals preceding Olys in Dec, Euros/4CC held concurrently (so 4CC isn't seen as the "loser" competition). Each country can have their own selection criteria, but "body of work" garbage should be limited to two most recent seasons only. I don't care if you're a boyscout-of-the-year in middle school when you're interviewing for the CFO position at whatever pinnacle corporation.