I have now watched both long programs, Takahashi's and Chan's, and while I understand what people are saying about the quality of Chan's actual skating, I found the many trips and falls distracting and hope he can refine this program before we have to watch it at Worlds. By contrast, Takahashi purely wowed me. There is nothing like this guy out there. His interpretation and originality are stupendous. The aerial spin in his jumps is gorgeous. Whatever medal he wins at Worlds (fingers crossed!), he will always be one of my top favorite skaters ever.