Joesitz, I'm not sure I follow. As I see it, we can certainly compare skater's styles, and say that we enjoy or appreciate certain styles - athletic, musical, balletic, graceful, elegant, etc. Regardless, I do feel that Evan Lysacek, while an excellent skater in his own right, is not up to Yagudin's level, not is he likely to be. Since Alexei Yagudin is, to me, the best male skater ever, that's no knock on Evan.
The focus for me is that Evan's going to a coach/coreographer who can help him enhance his own skating. I hope, like you wrote, that she will help him become more expressive on the ice because as I see it, he needs that more than he needs a quad lutz. Has anyone ever landed a quad lutz?