I recently emailed Debbi Wilkes about the new judging system. Here is her response for anyone interested:
You're right ... the new system is nothing the same. Before you really study the fine points, try to throw out everything you know about judging from the past. I think with time, you'll come to love it. Like I've often said, good skating is good skating regardless of the judging system... and now the skaters are definitely in charge. They're rewarded for everything technically ... even poorly skated attempts.
And I imagine once you get your head around the program components and what they mean, you'll love that too.
Also here is an artcile Debbi wrote about the new system: