Costuming could help much with Rachael's "look". I saw her in a black practice costume and the skirt was cut in such a way that it lengthened her look, especially the legs. If next year were an Olympic year, I could see her staying, but with her other gifts, I don't believe she would want her career plans put on hold for four more years on the outside chance that she might make a world or Olympic podium.
Re Lepisto: her team is very savy. She does one of the less difficult 3/3's and nails it almost every time, maybe every time, getting full points for her. Others try more difficult ones and quite frequently leave points on the ice. There is nothing wrong in realizing your limitations and using that to your advantage in competition. I have always liked Laura. I love the beautiful simplicity of her skating. There is no need to try to hide anything with the showiness some skaters use to do that.