Even at the Japanese nationals, it was disheartening to see Midori make so many mistakes on jumps. The triple axel at the beginning was awesome though. At worlds, as you noted, it was painful to watch. I think she was having some health issues.
I liked Angela's skate to Cinderella very much. She is a skater that does/did not get enough credit for doing everything right. Emotions are overrated. I liked her technical perfection. Of course it was great in 2001 when she put it all together.