WEll, I personally think she probably is a nice girl but has a "skating" mom. She's so isolated and not allowed to talk to other people .I think some of the comments she says to the media is also totally uncalled for. She has been known to turn off peoples program music when she wants her own.
I think that until she takes to heart the constructive criticism people offer her (and her mother) she will always not be a "fav" amongst some people. Skating 8-9 hours a day doesnt make a champion. In fact, it causes burnout amongst other things. Saying" I don't know why I didn't place higher" when individuals of importance have asked her to work on speed and cleaning up those jumps, doesn't cut it.
She's no longer a "cute" kid. She'll be 17...time to grow up a bit and take responsibility for her own skating..not let mom do it for her.
She is improving but IMO needs more social interaction with peers and a few days alone without mom so she can gain some independance.
She has a competitive fire which is a positive for her, but there are younger girls coming up with the same thing AND more polish.