For my own personal curiosity. You say this as if I'm trying to bad-mouth Ashley. The people who say this are using Ashley as a place-holder until Gracie and the Russians fulfill all of their expectations. It hasn't happened this season so give Ashley her due. She will never be MK or Yuna but that doesn't mean she is not deserving of all awards this far. Ashley is a pretty darn good skater. I guess just not some people's favorite.