I don't like the 180 degree position on anyone. At least not on anyone I've seen. I won't say that I'll never like it, because (for me at least) body type plays a part in the way a move looks on a certain skater. So maybe if a skater with a different body type than Sasha did it then I might like it better. Also there are other factors such as body position, extension, etc that can make one sprial look better than the other even if other factors are all the same.With regard to the amplitude of Sasha's spiral (forgetting edges for the moment), I admit this is bad to ask, but I do wonder if some people don't like the 180-degree spiral position itself or if what they really don't like is the 180-degree spiral position on Sasha.
As far as Sasha goes, I think her sprial looks best in the first "stage" of it . If you notice when she goes inot her sprial position she does it in like 2 stages, she lifts her leg almost all the way up, then pulls it up to the full split. I think it looks much better before she pulls it all the way up. I wish she'd do her sprial like that....I think it's much prettier