I'm about half way through reading Frozen Assets. The first half of the book is largely about the "history" of the professional skating - pre and post the infamous knee whack.
It got me thinking about what part of the post knee-whack pro skating frenzy that I liked, didn't care for, and what I'd like to see again (all IMO of course).
I do not miss the cheezy theme oriented exhibitions-of-the-moment or the cheezy competitions (i.e. America Against The World or whatever that team thing was - is that still around??). I think COI and SOI in their current forms are plenty to cover the exhibition scene.
I really miss the World Professional Championships. I would love to see a revival of a more serious competitive environment for the pros individually/pairs (not the cheezy team stuff). Maybe even including a "Masters" division for skaters over age X where there are limits on jumps and the focus is more completely on the creative side of things.
What do you all want to see in the future of professional skating?