The -5 on the falls sort of makes sense at first because personally i find that it causes a disruption in a program. its one of those things that audience had questioned before hence, the isu came out with this rule..the idea behind it is to reward a lower bv element done cleanly while penalizing a higher bv element done poorly. this is to incentivize skaters to limit quads so they focus on what they do best i.e. jason brown with a clean skate with triples in his sp was able to top nathan's sp with a serious mistake. but the problem is the way the judges are scoring these elements. triples are often rewarded with lower goes when executed well than a quad when executed poorly. in addition to that, judges will throw in points for every other element for their chosen skaters where casual audience tend not to pay attention to like spins and stsq. the results will show the people with a higher bv even if they made mistakes get a higher tes and that will also mean higher pcs. and honestly, the reason why nathan lost the sp at gp idf to jason was bc he lost spin levels and his jump mistake was serious. yet he was only like 6 points behind a squeaky clean jason.
and back to the new rule..so it makes no sense for a popped element to get a -5 bc 1. i dont find it disrupting any flow of the progam 2. its like getting double penalization 3. it is basically saying oh its better if you attempt a quad or quint, fall on it or underrotate it, than pop an element. because not only are you not getting any point for it, your overall score will get a -5 deduction. (if this is what im understanding)
that to me is nothing different from the +3/-3 last system