Okay something that was brought up by the commentators consistantly through Europeans was how a skaters program component marks were all very similar amd how the judges really are not utilising this scoring system to its full potential!
For example, take Stephane Lambiel whose component scores ranged between 7.25 for program elements to 7.43 for skating skills in the free program.
Now Stephane has IMO some of the best skating skills in the mens field at the moment, and regardless of the fact that he missed a couple of jumps, over all his skating skills were far better than someone like say Lindemann, who got a 7. Personally I don't think .43 reflects the difference in quality of the skating skills of these two, nor do I think that 7.43 reflects the quality of Lambiels skating skills overall. Personally I would be giving him and Plushenko at least high 8's to low 9's for SS.
Then take the transitions score for which Lambiel scored a 7.29, again it to me it does not relect the difficulty and interesting choreography between elements. It is not as if Lambiel skates cross-overs between his elements. Again the same goes for Plushenko. A program packed full of footwork and difficult transitions scored only 7.89.
And hypotetically should a skater have missed all of their jumps (not that I would ever want that to happen) but have good choreopgraphy, footwork, skating skills and interpretation one would expect that there would be a noticeable difference between the marks for performance/execution and say the interpretation mark. Equally for a skater with good tchnical skills but not so good choreography or interpretation should be getting bigger differences in the relevant scores.
As it is we are seeing very little variation within individuals scores and very little difference between skaters scores, thus the individual strengths and/or weaknesses of skaters are being recognised neither in relation to their overall program nor in relation to other skaters in the field.