Although I still question what the fed. are thinking (still thrilled for B/K though ) it probably is a huge blessing for T/M not to have won. They did some of their best skating when they were skating in the shadows of V/T and S/K. It was only when they became the defacto #1 that they seem to really tense up and become more unstable. Now they got B/K sharing some of the attention and pressure they look far more relaxed. I don't think they ever liked being the leaders and being chased so they probably like how things are now. The weight of the nation isn't on their shoulders alone so perhaps it will make them better fighters against S/H.