To me, regardless of all other philosophical arguments we could get into, this article is extremely flawed at this one simple point.
How could you possibly claim that someone should have won, when you are only citing one trick?
Forget the nuances to takeoff, style and landing of every feature in the course... you simply can not state that one trick should have won the day. If this was a big air then sure absolutely... but its slopestyle.
newschool is a state of mind, not a style of skiing.