OK, I'm probably going to take a lot of heat for this, but after Plushenko fell in his FP, Terry Gannon (the ABC commentator) kept asking if that fall was going to affect his mark, to which Dick Button's reply was "No, it was a good fall. It shouldn't hurt him"
So, what constitutes a "good fall" and when, if ever is a fall considered "good"? I'm not trying to say Plushenko should not have won the gold, but I was surprised to see that even with that fall, he received 5.8s and 5.9s for technical merit. In my opinion, even though the fall may not have detracted from the programme, it's still a fall and deserves some kind of reflection in the marks.
I'm not trying to bring down Plushenko; really, I'm not. My question is when is a fall "good" and why you wouldn't count certain falls.