I'd love if she did... however, if she wishes to retire, I'm fine with that too...
I'd really love to see her go in another direction and explore more artistic skating in a freer environment. The Asian pro skating scene seems to be unusually lively, and she would surely have a huge audience both in arenas and on Japanese TV (which I hope fans would share with the rest of us on YouTube). This is not a skater who should be evaluated in tenths of points any longer. She has far more to offer.
The only part I disagree with is the judges working to hold down the newer generation. The newer generation simply hasnt risen this quad. The girls who looked like the new generation 4 years ago like Nagasu, Flatt, Murakami, Lepisto, simply havent gone anywhere, apart from Murakami to a degree but she has << and jump quality and consistency issues. Then the generation of Sotnikova, Tuktamysheva, Lipnitskaya, and Gold havent done anything to justify being competitive except for Lipnitskaya this year on the grand prix series. Sotnikova and Gold finally getting it together for their own Nationals this season for the first time really. Had someone made their mark sooner it would be a different situation, but that didnt happen.