Everything Yuna tries, she hits in this practice. She is not packing the jumps in. She looks relaxed, almost a bit - dare I say - bored.
YuNa always seems to look serene, which might mean something or nothing. By contrast, legendary gymnast Olga Korbut was so expressive that she could have acted out a complete story in a silent movie. It's just a difference in personality or, as you suggest, in upbringing.
That's my girl! Cool as a cucumber on the outside, brimming with passionate intensity on the inside.
But as karne has started to point out: 'I'd have a lot more respect for her if she could actually be bothered to show up to her own Nationals and EARN her place on the international teams, rather than just being handed it.' and
'Plushenko is one of the greatest figure skaters of all time. He still goes to Russian Nationals every year to EARN his place on the team.'
It's only logical to approach those statements with examples of when Plushenko didn't participate at Nationals and still legitimately got sent. Nobody is disputing that Plu fairly earned his spot and just as he played by the rule of russian skating federation to skip nats (for whatever reason) and still get a spot by sending in applications, notices beforehand etc., yuna followed the rules of the korean skating federation and got her spot just as fairly earned.
I'm sure karne has his/her reasons to 'not respect yuna as much', but the fact that she didn't participate at Nats 2011 won't be one of them, since she didn't to anything, the greatest skater of all time - plush - didn't also do.