Those saying Takahashi deserved 1st in PCS in Sochi in spite of not even coming close to a quad are absolutely ridiculous, and that's the type of thing that makes people not take the sport seriously. I would have been as outraged at Lysacek beating Plushenko in spite of no quad, if not for Plushenko showing a lack of technical intricacy/difficulty outside of the elements.
I think that PCS should be marginalized than what it is now. It's totally subjective. You look at other sports that are judged and the technical/objective judges have much more worth than the "aesthetic"/subjective judges. Skaters who are devoid of artistry should theoretically still be able to win or place high thanks to their execution of difficult elements. Skaters who fail to land or omit difficult elements should not be able to win or place high thanks to their subjective artistry.