This is the first time I'm seeing the Shibs SD...and for the most part, I quite liked it. And, I really don't see Maia as stiff either...and personally, find her quite lovely to watch. What I did dislike was the costume, particularly the headband/tiara thingy...I think that somehow made her look as if she were playing a little girl playing a princess (of course, I never loved Navka's headbands much either, so perhaps this is just my peculiar perspective).
I really do think their packaging is somewhat off. Like how can their coaches not notice their costumes are completely wrong? (the SD I mean). It makes her look completely inadequate, and he looks stiff.