i also love anissina for she and gwendal were the ones that first drew me in to ice dance, and while i think tessa is more nimble on her feet given the requirements of CoP, i agree with most of your points about marina. hence my vote. tessa is a very close second for me and i actually flipflop between the two. as for the flamenco, i will always remember a/p's and p/b's more, especially a/p's, and compare subsequent flamencoes to those teams. zazoui came up with such awesome flamencoes for her teams! i was really hoping for a blues sd for the sochi games so i could see v/m do a blues-based number similar to a/p's blues olympic cd. that was one hot cd!