Not everybody has the temperament and capacity to be a good judge, in the same way that not all skaters have the qualities necessary to become champions. Figure skating is an art, and, like all works of art, it must be evaluated as one piece, and not a collection of small details put together. In a sculpture by Michelangelo or a painting by Raphael, you do not pay attention if a finger is not very well done, or if the sockets don’t have a nice color. You admire the masterpiece in its entirety. It is impressive in spite of minor unimportant details. Of course, this must not be interpreted as a message that the difficulty of the elements in a free skating program do not count. That would be nonsense in a sport! It only means that one jump more or less, or minor details or errors that can only be detected after reviewing the tapes ten times, should not be determining factors when evaluating a performance.