I'm with you. I fully understand cerebrally how badass what they are doing is, and how even my palest shadow of an imitation wouldn't come close, but I can't actually see it. My snap judgement feels just don't interpret it as anything all that impressive.
I have a feeling it is like watching a Star Craft championship. If you understand what you are seeing you are like "OMFG!!! That guy is doing 200 clicks per second and micromanaging so many things at once!!! This person isn't human!", but to someone who doesn't understand, it looks like a nerd playing an unimpressive video game.
That said, I fully agree about ice ballet. Ice ballet lets them smooth everything out more and it is on freaking ice skates. My logical half and snap judgement feels half are in full agreement that ice ballet is amazing.