They won the world title in the only year they deserved it- 1993. Their silver in Canada at the 1990 worlds was if anything probably boosted by home crowd. They skated a cleaner LP than G&G, but even had they won the LP they wouldnt have won as they were 4th in the SP (correctly) and G&G 1st (also correctly), and meanwhile Miskutienok & Dmitriev and possibly even Selezneva & Makarov outskated both teams in the LP, but the judges ignored this reality. The 91 worlds they probably would have won (and probably not even deservedly over M&D's masterpiece that night) had he not singled his double axel. The 92 worlds they had another meltdown and again were lucky to get bronze. 94 worlds they skated bravely through injury and rightfully won the silver behind S&N's better and cleaner skate.
Read Debbie Wilkes book and how she references him throwing and breaking chairs backstage sometimes, and how she was scared at times of his violence and agression, especialy when he didnt like her commentary, and how his basis for whining about the reinstated pros was partly "give younger skaters a chance", and as she put it "this coming from a man competing in his 4th Olympics." He also apparently wrote a letter of complaint (according to her own words) to Debbie Wilkes about her commentary at Skate Canada 93 where she pointed out G&G had a good shot of the Oly gold in their comeback. I guess she was supposed to pretend they were the heavy underdogs to reigning world champions Brasseur & Eisler or something. As she put it "what was I supposed to say. My credability was on the line, and nothing I was going to say was going to bestow the title of favorites on lloyd and isabelle. Commentators dont have that kind of power as much as some people think."
I am not one of those blind flag waver types. Just because I am Canadian I dont take it upon myself that is it my "duty" to blindly root for every Canadian skater no matter what, even ones falling 4 or 5 times, being gifted gold medals over better performances, and laughing about it (eg- Chan). If a skater is an arrogant jerk with poor sportsmanship(as all those names I gave CLEARLY are, I never considered Manley as such until reading her biography and suddenly learnt she was a whole different person than I imagined) then that is just reality, and that is what many of Canada's marquee skaters in recent times are.But none of this is that unusual compared to things skaters in other countries say. Since we're Canadian shouldn't we support our figure skaters on the whole unless they say something really unforgivable?