It took me a while to warm up to Maria Butyrskaya, but over the years I came to appreciate her elegant, mature skating that trumped triple jumps (and she could land those too, including a 3 lutz from the correct edge). Her 1999 worlds LP Otonal is one of my favorite performances. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYvVzNZNE4E I also loved her 2001 worlds LP performance to Seventeen moments in spring, which I saw live in Calgary. Unfortunately the judges placed Sarah Hughes higher than her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUYXtmgJfCM Her SP at 2000 worlds is one of the most elegant performances ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88t8HYJbhHY I miss this kind of mature, elegant skating, even though her jumps did not always have smooth landings.