It's very frustrating for me. Initially when I watched a downloaded clip of Song of The Black Swan at 2001 Worlds, it looked awfully slow to me. After a few months, I thought I saw some good speed there, it began to look fast. Now I do know it's not possible to judge the speed by watching it on tv becasue of the camera angles. However, I just find it funny that watching the same video clip over and over can lead to different judgment of the speed. The same thing happened to East of Eden at 1999 Worlds Pro and Aranjuez at Worlds 2003. At first they looked painfully slow but after having watched it countless times, they began to look acceptably fast.
Do you guys think her "lazy" stroking and expressive arm movement make her appear slow? Also, I have always marvelled at her ability to hold the spirals for so long with just simple and lazy stroking, well that's how it looks to me. Yes, I do know sometimes she does make "hard" strokes.