Agreed. But the Elite are the Elite for other then technical excellence (some of them). I would go with what 80% of the top 50 lifters in the world do, as oppose to the actual top few with weird/ strange technique. Those guys had other freakish skills.
Most guys that Snatch 1.8x+ bw do so with pretty solid technique. If they do it with bent arms, they are f0cking animals!
No one is going to critique a guy that does 1.8x bw Snatch much. By then you just got to get as strong as you can as your technique won't change much and gives very little returns if any. It's so ingrained, unless your making serious technical errors it's not easy to fix.
At Beijing we saw hardly anyone do a squat Jerk and medal. At Athens we saw at least 2 out of the 9 categorys get Gold. Squat Jerking is not for 99.9% of people out there!