I don't really pay much attention to individual men, pairs or dance. I just watch and what I like is what I root for. So...
I'm definitely excited to see what the new faces of ladies skating will bring. I will miss Michelle Vs Irina, plus seeing what Shizuka and Sasha could do (if they all do retire, that is!). Michelle Vs Irina was really something to me, as it was a constant for years. I am another fan very proud of the many wonderful moments Michelle has shared with FS and if this is the end, it's OK. Every season for the better part of 10 years, I've only looked forward to what Michelle would do, what music she chose and what her dress would look like. This season, I'm approaching it very differently! I just wish we could've seen TT's programs for Michelle!
That said, Kimmie Vs Katy, Alissa, Bebe and Emily is something I want to see develop from the get go. I put Kimmie Vs the rest of the US ladies since she is the reining World Champ. and National Silver Medalist. I think heading into this season, there is no clear winner/favorite (although Kimmie does have an edge), so this is the time for any one to lay down their challenge.
I am very interested to see more of Mao, Yu Na, Sarah and Elene and see how our US ladies fare against them.
Then you add the veterans to the mix-for me, it's Joannie, Fumie and Elena.
Oh-and I really hope to see more youtube recordings of Caroline Zhang!
Wow...after reading what I wrote, I'm excited for the new season!