In terms of achievements in this past decade alone: 1. Plushenko 2. Yagudin (career wise it is a tough call between Plushy and Yagudin) 3. Takahashi- due to all his top 2 medals at the Worlds, Grand Prix final, and all his international wins 4. Lambiel 5. Joubert 6. Lysacek- even with his Olympic and World gold I consider his career the weakest of all these men. He has no other top 2 medals at Worlds or even the Grand Prix final, only 2 grand prix wins. Lambiel has 2 World titles, Olympic silver, 2 Grand Prix final titles, and Joubert has all those European medals and international wins, that makes their whole careers a bit better IMO. Best skaters: 1. Yagudin- his 2002 season performances were better than anything I saw Plushenko do ever. 2. Plushenko 3. Takahashi- great but too inconsistent. 4. Lambiel- ditto above but less athletic as well. 5. Joubert 6. Lysacek So actually order of most accomplished and best skaters are exactly the same. The 15 people who voted for Evan must be on drugs.