I actually agree with drivingmissdaisy. While I think Akiko has emotional honesty that makes her performances inspiring when she skates well, I don't find her that versatile. If you look at her music choices, she usually picks broadway musicals. This is a smart choice because it emphasizes her strengths (emotional honesty) and hides her weaknesses (lines, extension). Actually, I feel the same about Daisuke. I love Dai when he is skating to Tangos or upbeat music that showcases his flair and charisma. When he is skating to more lyrical, slower pieces, like this year's Beatles, I find it a bit boring.
Suzuki is overrated in this forum, the only reason they like her is because she is a late bloomer so called woman
I'd take Dorothy Hamil's musicality anyday to Akiko
And I would like to point out, that for the second time this season, Adelina landed all of her 3 flips!