I've watched Irina since she came on the figure skating scene. I have nothing against her, (she has persevered against great odds) but I just am not a fan of her skating. She does jump well, but her routines seem to be so repeatitive and moving one element to the next. She scores so high under the COP, but I just can't relate to her skating. (I wonder how she would fare against Asada?) Anyway, just wondering what you guys think of Irina. This post is not meant to slam or degrade her. She is a well deserving world champion and a fabulous athelete. I just don't make a connection with her skating. How do you feel? Please discuss!