Personally I find this team has become the most overscored pair out there in the last year and a half. It is ironic since I used to feel sorry for them as I felt they were getting shunned by their federation and own coaches with all the support going to the Zhangs and were getting undermarked while the Zhangs with all that support were getting inflated scores. Now it seems almost the reverse. Of course we havent seen the Zhangs yet this season, but Pang & Tong have been skating dreadful this whole season other than their lovely GP final SP performance, and still getting huge scores especialy PCS for not particularly great programs, skating skills, lines, or style.
It would be nice to see them off the podium at Worlds this year if they continue to skate this way, but I know it probably isnt going to happen. It would even nicer to see them start skating better again but we will see.
Their technical elements even when done well arent the best. The Germans, the Zhangs, the Russians, all have more spectacular elements. The more I think about it the Zhangs at their best are actually really a better team since their technical elements are much better than Pang & Tong, and artistically neither are that good anyway.
Hopefully Sui & Han can keep improving and take over as #1 Chinese pair next season with thier being age eligible for Worlds or in an even more unlikely turn of events the Zhangs can come back better than ever and surpass Pang & Tong once again. The more likely scenario is Pang & Tong remaining Chinese #1 pair until atleast 2013 though and maybe until after the 2014 Olympics depending on how quickly Sui & Han improve.