I've been wondering for this for a while, we have seen trough the GP series a lot of new skaters winnning or medalling in events because of the COP, probably the biggest example in men would be Kevin Ven der Perren that without a quad or triple axel manage to medal a couple of times.
With the old system, jumps are really important but is COP affecting the results already when the jumps are not enough?
I though about that after Euros SP of the men event, some people (don't remember if it was here or other forums) said that Joubert was robbed because he made a clean program while Evgeni had a problem with his quad combination, but then I re-read Plush and Joubert results by the COP and Plushenko had better level of difficulty on spins and footwork than Joubert, so I though the result was quite fair.
So do you think judges will remember how skaters have been marked under COP when it comes to show their marks at Worlds?
(I know all this examples are based on the men event, but my question was for all 4 disciplines, it just that men event is the one I follow the most)