My second point: why have the programs become so heavy and serious lately that they are a failure unless the skaters look miserable and tortured? Very few of them have suffered, they're almost all affluent teenagers, or near teens. They can't really be expected to show the pain of the world realistically. Please, let them skate age-appropriate programs. This trend has probably ruined the career of a female skater known for being cute and perky, as she's trying to force herself into the "miserable" mold. Yes, Michelle could portray angst very well, but it shouldn't be a requirement for men and women.