Hikari Kame, on 22 January 2014 - 05:21 PM, said:
It's money making and publicity, so they probably won't. The thing is, to skaters the medals aren't as important as the experience of going out there at another international event and skating, so I would rather keep it.
True but unfortunately, it gives some skaters a World Medal, sometimes a gold metal, that they would never be able to achieve if the strongest competitors were there. To me it is like "B" World Championships. A significant accomplishment yes, but not the same as the other 3 years.