I know I might get shot and how commentators, posters here, Dave Lease and Co. say they enjoyed Worlds and that it wa pure and that there was joy but I missed China and Russia especially in the pairs. I know Alexa is feisty and wanted a medal - gold here but without China and Russia the level was lower. The team that medalled do not have the speed or amplitude of Sui and Han or the top 3 Russians. Since the last quadrennial the tech levels have gone down. Timothy and Ashley try triple loops but nothing like the triple lutzes of Duhamel and Radford. And this year I think, think, Sui and Han were the only team really doing super hard content - quad twist. The US deserved gold here out of those who skated and that is the reality. They won gold, and yes it based on who is there at worlds for whatever reason but the pairs level was not so divine with no disrespect to the medallists.
Your entire post is a disrespect to the medallists.
Duhamel and Radford with their non-synchronized 3zs have been gone for four years.
MT/M haven't been able to skate a pair of clean programs this season and weren't here.
Walsh/Michaud are a size mismatch and were here and that's about all. James/Radford skated decently in the FS, but their SP was a mess. They were lucky to get a medal because Ashley was unlucky enough to sustain a concussion and CG/LD had to withdraw.
Alexa and Brandon were here, and they skated their best pair of programs ever, and truly deserved that gold medal. The Russians were not here, and we all know why. We probably won't be seeing them again any time soon. The Chinese have no up-and-coming pairs, and I doubt we will see Sui/Han again. What you saw at Worlds 2022 is what you're going to get for the forseeable future.