I was very impressed by P&I at this year's Nats. Already, they have excellent posture and lines, skate close together and match beautifully - these are attributes that many teams struggle with for years and never achieve. Alex's positions in lifts are fantastic. Chemistry is coming along decently. IMO it's easier to start with these characteristics, then add power and speed, than it is to clean up skating that is speedy but lacks refinement. They've had enough people tell them and their coaches that they resemble a younger V/M to get the message, I'm sure. Whether it was intentional or not, with any sense they'll avoid comparisons in packaging next season. They definitely need to grow into a "sense of themselves" as a team. I do think that they can challenge for the podium at Nats next year, if they work really hard and listen to feedback.