So Mao has four year now. So does Yuna if she continues. And so does 16 year old Mirai.
I have a feeling we have seen the best from Mao as she just won't let a top coach train her to her potential. I also believe a young, full of himself Patrick Chan will atempt to train himself in a manner similar to Mao. Disappointment and/or disaster will surely follow such egotistical skaters.
Yuna can still get better if she chooses to continue with Orser. Mirai is getting better by the month at an almost scary rate.
I doubt if a sequestered skater living comfortably at home and practicing in solitude on the rink a university built for her will be part of the eqaution in 2014. JMHO.