Yuna's everything (especially musicality, innate dance feel and jumps) + Mirai's layback spin = perfect female skater
Yuna's consistency+Mao's Flexibility+Caro's edges along with their jumps would make a perfect skater.
Oh, and put in Michell Kwan's ubers
Maos' basic skating is much better now than ever before. You can see how she gains speed simply through edging at the end of her footwork sequence in the new Nocturne. In the past, she would use more crossovers.
Her skating does seem more laboured but she is doing fewer crossovers and far more transitions which makes it more difficult which makes it look more laboured than simple crosscuts.
Yet again an example of more transitions hurting the other components. Performance, Choreography, Interpretation are 3 things. Transitions is 1. Simple math makes it apparent what is more important, if judged correctly. She has gotten better in some moments at really commanding her performance and listening to the music, but then in so many other moments there's not much of a performance at all because she is focusing on the fussy transitions.
Also, her wonderful spirals are diminished these days, which further hurts her choreography (since she isn't doing anything of equivalent wow-value to replace them).
It's really too bad, because she could be doing amazing things. This is the peak of her artistry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoZUjtm1LJw . Everything since then has been downhill. She has still retained that maturity but the joy of performance, the elegance of movement, and the purpose of movement have been diminished.
Akiko Suzuki!! the most artistic skater, nice jumps, nice spins, wonderful skating