Just because judges have always had alot of power, does not mean you should give them more. Especially a sport with such a terrible record of integrity in judging. Simple math and a look at scorecards will show that some skaters are getting enough GOE to cover mistakes. I believe a skater has gotten 80 TES on a 62 BV this year. That seems like enough cushion to cover a mistake to me. On a side note, the whole tech vs artistic balance is out of whack on top of it. What is the purpose of having SS in PCS when they already are being heavily rewarded in GOE?[/QUOTE]Which is nothing new.
It's easy to see instances where skaters would have won under the previous system but lost under the new one (or changed their strategy to avoid taking unnecessary risk, as with the reduced use of the riskier quads in many programs), but I've yet to encounter a case where a skater might have lost with mistakes under the previous system but won under the new one.