Like a small boat on the ocean...
No one is telling anyone how to live their lives. People are expressing their opinions and engaging with others about the opinions or news.I am getting quite annoyed with people (regardless of gender ;-)) telling other people how to live their life. Especially in regard to how much enjoyment they themselves get out of it. Entitled much?
Gracie still skates and why and for what purpose is to decide for her and her alone and not by people watching her. If she does not bring you enjoyment than stop watching her. It is that easy.
As for Gracie: Skate away. Just remember Gracie's best thinking is what got her in a mess in the first place. I hope that the people around her are giving her good advice, and realistic goals. She certainly is not skating as she skated before, and probably never will reach that level again. I worry about the blow that could leave on her psyche. To once be great on the world scene and then be mediocre, or inconsistent, or whatever is hard for anyone to take.