The german team both men and women are so so bad right now. Grossner is a terrible shooter specially in prone position. If only she hit just a little bit better, she would be a WC contender in any category, specially Sprint and Mass Start. In men Birbacher is a ok skier and shooter but not very impressive to be a WC contender. Will always be the eternal 3rd, beheind Fourcade and Svendson.
I miss those days of Sven Fischer, Fran Luck, Uschi Disl, Kati Whilelm, Gross and even Greis.
Yes, the German team is uncharacteristically weak atm. Gössner has at least won a few races, Birnbacher also, but they are nowhere near where they used to be. I remember when every single German entered into an event was at least a podium threat. Can't say I miss it as much as you...I grew up with (East) German dominance and always wanted more variety.