I would love to actually see K&J’s discussions with each other on point. My guess is that those convos are purposely kept off screen, but it would be interesting. I agree that Amy and Maddie seemed to get point based off of length of service, but that’s definitely new. Sydney Durso never got point although she was a 7 year vet her last year. Neither Jenna, Danielle, or Jessica got point over Jenn. Neither Jinelle or Lacey got it over Kashara (I know that Jenna was originally point, and she was the most senior vet that year, but they could’ve easily given it to Lacey). Yet, basically any of those people would’ve been more exciting IMO than Maddie and Amy. It’s just hard to see the logic.
Now, I do think Maddie is a fan favorite, and she’s certainly a “face” of the team. I’ve actually soured on her dancing over her tenure on the squad (I enjoyed her more her first couple of years), but I think my opinion is a minority one, so I can see why they put her up there for that reason. Otherwise tho, leadership/ seniority thing seems like it should be more important for group leader positions. I definitely think that there’s something to be said for paying your dues and then reaping the benefits, but I feel like that’s an “everything else being equal” thing, not a “tenure/experience trumps dance ability/performance“ thing.