With the retirement of Miki Ando, one of the greatest skaters of her era, it seems she isnt getting the respect she deserves. She was a phenomenal jumper, probably the 2nd best ever behind Midori Ito. As her career went on she developed into a complete packing of skating with excellent spins, wonderful basic skating, sterling interpretation of music, and improved line and posture. She won 2 World title, the same number as Yu Na Kim and Mao Asada, yet doesnt get the respect these two ladies do. This is not right when her achievements are comparable, and think of all she might have achieved if she didnt have her personal problems with Morozov to deal with, she might have won 5 or 6 World titles and an Olympic title in 2006 or 2010 otherwise. This is a thread for those who appreciate and want to give the great Ando the respect she deserves. Her comeback was also inspirational and beautiful as she was doing it for her the love of skating and not a result.