I'm sorry if I'm a little agressive about this but fans pushing skaters to retire is something I can't stand. Every skater has invested so much time, money and effort to be able to perform in this sport and they should be able to decide if they want to continue or not. And it's especially disrespectful to a generational talent like V/M to basically be told to leave so they can give a chance to skaters who aren't good enough to beat them directly. (Or, in your case, being sure V/M will do the right thing and step aside, which is a passive-agressive way of saying the same thing). I don't even think V/M want to come back but between Skate Canada's pre-Worlds article that "retired" them and some other comments, it feels like they're being pushed out regardless.
Ok, I'm done, getting off my soapbox. Is anyone going to SOI in Halifax? I'm curious to see what a self-choreographed V/M program looks like.