Never got what the big deal was about Kwan or Cohen in terms of their skating. Of course, in retrospect they were far more successful than what we have now, but I never truly was entertained by much of what they did in their competitive years.
Perhaps with the exception of certain competitions this season, I always thought Kostner was vastly overmarked and overrated.
While I'm no Flatt fan, I do find certain elements of her skating appealing. Despite the criticism she works with what she has and gives it her all. (Disclaimer: doesn't excuse what happened at 2011 Worlds or how I feel about that episode)
I'm really impressed with what Wagner did this season. I honestly think she should have scored 4-5 pts higher in the FS at Worlds. It may or may not have made a difference in the overall result (don't have the #s in front of me) but judges did nail her for not being in the last group and that's not fair...
While Yuna Kim is talented, I don't think she is the queen so many make her out to be.
I follow only the ladies' discipline and frankly couldn't care less about the other 3.
Since 2006 I've been increasingly caring more about American skating and less about international skating.
I am done with Czisny. Don't want her near a US world team ever again.
I have high hopes for Mirai Nagasu and Agnes Zawadzki and unlike a few other posters, I'm not ready to give up on them. I still think Nagasu can get it together and be successful again if she can get a consistent training routine going and find some inner motivation after her recent struggles. And Zawadzki is still young- if she can find consistency in the freeskate I think she will contend not only nationally, but on the world level as well- yup, you heard it here first.
I liked Em Hughes' spunk when she was on the scene.
I hope Gracie Gold can live up even halfway to the incredible amount of hype and pressure fans and media folks are already putting on her.