Boyang's skating skills are actually really good. It's just that his PCS scores put him as "inferior." This is one aspect where reality is way different than his scores.
After seeing him in person, I don't get why the same judges who also see him live think his SS are so bad. I'd say he isn't as smooth as butter as Shoma or Yan Han, but it's not the gap the score gives him.
Women peak much earlier these days. Caro is the exception, not the rule. And the women are also burning out and/or being injured out at a much earlier age. And no, I don't think that's a coincidence.
I really didn't want Nathan to barely have competition to a World title... but with Shoma's foot issues, Boyang's PCS being what they are comparatively and Mikhail being a really big wild card in the FS, I think Nathan has got this in the bag unless he Skate America's his FS.
I'm not a Boyang fan at all but even I'm looking a little side-eyed at the PCS in comparison to Kolyada and Nathan.