My below statement has nothing to do with Jesus' dog......EE doesn't have rose colored glasses when it comes to dog performance, in the competitive world that's the final decision, what the record consistently shows is what the dog is(in competitive terms). Nothing wrong with pulling your dog if it's not meeting the expectations that you had especially if they're reasonable expectations that you often see other dogs and pros achieving. Bring your dog home and assess it's ability in your own eyes and then go from there, nothing wrong with that. Enjoy her being home!
EE shows results - but it doesn't show how the dog got those results (the training/trainer)- whether placement, jam, or dropped/failed to finish - or what the overall success rate/ percentage finishes is. (or pass/fail if a hunt test dog). Results can mean everything, or they can mean nothing. (and everywhere in between).
I'd say basing one's opinion of a dog solely on EE would be about as biased a viewpoint as basing one's opinions solely on a dog's pedigree. (although both of these combined are a surefire way to market a litter of pups, if the record and pedigree are good LOL)
I think a great deal of the success of a competition dog lies in being with the right trainer and having the best opportunities that meet that specific dog's individual characteristics. There have been 'washouts' that went to a dfiferent owner and/or trainer and became successful competition dogs.