And of course you can't compare 6.0 to CoP, which I think would have naturally boosted Lambiel - though of course had Yagudin and Plushenko been groomed in CoP, as Patrick was, who knows how things would have shaken out.
Chan is currently the one being hunted, like Yags and Plush.
Whether he can carry it through to 2014 remains to be seen. At the moment I would say that Hanyu could be the one to rise up and challenge Chan. I think Chan may have the unfortunate situation of peaking before 2014, whereas Hanyu reminds me a bit of Chan ascending.