My guess: It's so that records are broken. The ISU wants high scores to build fan base worth so many staples to the sport retiring. Trying to fill the vacuum?
My question: how high can the scores keep going. Something is going to have to give.
My huntch: ISU wants to build stars that will fill seats and high scores and gold medals build reputations. Don't forget though....the skaters still have to perform well enough to merit the so called inflation. So credit is still due.
My fear: People will not give enough credit to the newbies because they beat scores set by their pears and predecessors and the older fans become disheartened.