I would like to see some objectivity brought into the picture.
I believe in Gymnastics, figure skating, there are certain 'minimum' technical requirements for each routine. The more of the risky manuevers you do, the greater the reward. But, also the risk that attempting something too hard could be detrimental to the overall score. It all depends on how many more difficult manuevers there are in total. If you miss one slightly, doing two or three more and hitting it wouldn't be as big a 'demerit'.
If such a requisite were in place with DWTS, we could avoid the 'I thinks' and get down to 'You performed all the required skills, but none of the advanced skills, we therefore scored you a ____' Unless a couple did a minimum of advanced skills/steps, it would be impossible to get a 10.
Too much of the scoring is in a gray area for me....was it a lift....you started to dance 6 seconds into the routine....bla bla bla.
The showmanship should be judged per audience reaction. It's always amazing to me that the audience can give an extended standing ovation and then one of the judge's gets a hair up their butt and has to find some teeny-tiny thing to nit-pic, as if to make their participation 'relevant'.
If the audience is head over heels, then let the dancers have their moment! It's not about you, judges!
Also, please get rid of the over-edited drama segments about the dance pairs. Give us some 'how to's' by the pros. Example, demonstrating the minimum steps/moves for the cha-cha.... 'welcome Demitri and Kym as they demonstrate'....this would clue us non dancers into the 'lingo' and proper names for various steps, lefts, spins etc....
In short, let's get back to dancing and the appreciation of dance! Please instruct us dance illiterates so we can further appreciate what the pros and stars are doing.
Over my rant.