After watching the Universal Sports Coverage I agree Peter C. that Brian should be in the lead or a Very close second. Plushenko got over 90 at the olympics with the same jump layout which was not done IMO as well as Joubert here and Joubert certainly had more speed, better spins, and skating skills. Sure he is no artist, but the chreo did go with the music and he sold it all the way. Takahashi was really good, he also sold it and I think landed his jumps better than he had at the Olympics, and his footwork and interprtation is just so good I don't have a problem with him being in first.
Chan was Chan, nice dance-like edges and footwork but he still seems to "nice" and light of movement to really sell the tango. I feel like both his programs this year do not play to his strengths as the 4 Seasons did.
Bottom line, both Brian and Daisuke made me stand up and cheer. Both hit it out of the park and I feel the race for gold should be betteween them