True, it has a whole half rotation more, so in theory it should be half way between a 4Lz and a hypotetic 5T...
There are many things I don't like in these changes, first of all that they are A LOT and there might be even more if the other proposals are approved. I know that when COP replaced 6.0 there were more, but if they want to keep the COP imo tweaks here and there would allow for better and better pondered changes and if things don't work out it's easy enough to find the culprit. But now we have change in BV, change in GOE range, change in GOE bullets (that become even more generic and foggy), change in SOV, one jump less for Men, shorter FS for Men and iirc Pairs too, and possibly no repeated quad rule, no -1 deduction on falls, change in PCS factoring and so on
Has ISU run some simulations? Apparently they tested things already but could they please share those simulations? So they don't drive crazy the very audience they want to appeal?(simulations from an event like Tallin Trophy should be fine, if GPF would be too controversial, with top skaters from all major skating feds involved...)
I'm not quite sold on GOE being so much more dependent on BV. For example, it only makes the gap between average 4T and average 4Lz bigger. WHY? You are already taking into account the added difficulty in the BV, why award the same difficulty twice? And let's not kid ourselves, merely landing a 4Lz is really what it takes to get inflated goe, while merely landing a 4T won't. How is this supposed to reward quality?
No step before jumps in SP is ridiculous, do you want to push people to show mastery on their jumps or not? Doing a jump out of steps that can still check first 3 bullets deserves more than just one added goe, in particular if you don't force skaters to show IF they can even jump out of steps. Then ISU could as well stop asking for Axel-type of jump in SP, too. Or certain type of combo. Why would having steps into your triple be any less prove of technical ability than showing you can jump a 3-2?
(Also the bullet for steps preceding jumps has become even more generic, as if it wasn't generic enough)
I don't like the reduced score for max goe lv4 stsq and spins. If you want to push for jump contests, ISU, just say so and spare us the whole fake worry about artistry and balanced programs and grabbing more audience. Audience, generic audience more so, LOVES pretty spins. And they LOVE pretty stsq too, because, you know, pretty stsq actually work with music and tbh music and pretty things are a BIG reason why generic audience watches FS, as they really can't tell a quad from a triple, or a lutz from a toe. Making skaters shift even more of their focus on jumps won't get you well-rounded skaters who can skate and spin and grab generic audience.
I don't like that ChSq, which can consist of a single move in the field (it shouldn't, but oh well) can score higher than a technically harder and physically much more demanding element like stsq.
I don't like 4Lo becoming a cinderella compared to 4F, given that the reasoning loop jump is easier because of more natural PR is BS, as there are very prerotated flip out there that are still getting full credit. So, considering the added strain to the hips, the lack of toe pick assistance to get the vault (so harder to get decent time of flight) and the greater degree of mastery required to get the timing right (because timing is what makes the jump possible), in which world 4Lo is so much easier than a 4F just as prerotated? (Now, if PR was addressed and extremely prerotated flip had BV chopped it would be different, maybe).
I also don't like that the BV of 3Lo will be lowered, too. -Lo combo are harder and with higher risk of UR than -3T combo and ISU is making going for loop combo even less convenient...
I would be ok with a bonus for variety of clean quad AND triples but I don't like that skaters can't repeat quads. Then the next step would be telling ladies can't repeat triples, right, ISU? Maybe just try not to shoot sky high goe for ugly quads first? Because a 4F that takes the whole rink for the preparation should be in the range of a good 4T, if you really value quality. But if you say skaters they NEED a barely minimum 4F because their high quality 4T CAN'T be repeated, you're not exactly promoting quality!
As for the Axel, why they dislike the poor jump so much? I guess they went: hey, let's make 3A score less, it's obviusly so easy that skaters don't feel challenged anymore...only that, wait, quads kings still have troubles on that more often than not
And 4A...well, it's not like we hadn't seen it coming. I wish I could believe ISU aims to protect reckless skaters, lacking the proper technical foundations, from pursuing such a dangerous jump... But no.