I don't miss the 10.0 scoring system... Okay, maybe I miss it a little bit, but for the most part, I like the D + E way to judge. However, there's no doubt that there are parts of the code that are causing the quality of gymnastics to decline.
Here are 3 things that I hate about the current code:
1. Vault scores are entirely too high.
International Gymnast Forum pointed out Raisman in particular, but I can't remember who.)
If I were rewriting the code, I might add an extra composition requirement on floor and maybe beam (adding .5 to most SVs) or I would devalue all of the Vault start values by .5.
2. A Hop up onto the beam is considered a "mount".
According to this report by FIG, 68% of gymnasts at 2010 Worlds used an A Mount. Yet, A skills only account for 17% of the mounts in the code. I'm not even against A Mounts, as long as they display something worthwhile. I personally think that a simple leap onto the beam is such a cop out. You're setting the stage for your whole routine! You think you'd want to do something that would impress people, rather than bore them to death.
Ideally, I wouldn't get rid of "A" Mounts, but I would eliminate mounts that don't require much skill, like the leap and hop.
3. People can cheat the Frontwards/Sidewards Requirement on floor.
Come on, you're an Elite Athlete. You do FOUR tumbling passes and for some reason, you can fit a front layout into one of them? I HATE when gymnasts add an aerial or a side somi to fulfill the composition requirement on floor that says that each gymnast needs a backwards and a frontwards/sidewards element.
I would require that the backwards and frontwards/sidewards element be part of a tumbling pass and connected to other elements.
Those are my 3 biggest pet peeves with the code... for today. What do you dislike about the code?