Okay, I'm obviously going along with the similar threads about other skaters here, but I really have been thinking about the Shibs. Despite the mistakes at Worlds, I was sorry to see them lose so much favor with the international judges this season. Here's what I think:
1) Ditch the cutesy swing programs. Last year they were new on the senior worlds scene, they were cute as buttons and the program was endearing. This year's program seemed like a not-so-great sequel to last year's effort.
2) Being siblings, they can't do a romantic number, but I think they could pull off a really serious program (ala Duschenays). Maia strikes me as incredibly serious and mature for her age. Alex seems like much more of a goofball (which I say in the best sense), but he is a first-rate skater with gorgeous lines. They're a very talented team and I'd love to see them pursue a new creativity. I think they could pull it off.