As far as Jason Brown getting the quad, has everyone seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOEynnwfK9A That's from May of last year. He can land one, apparently, but it wasn't consistent enough for him to put it in his programs this year. I predict a Takahashi-like quad for him next season -- beautiful when landed, but a nail-biter every time he attempts it.
After seeing Park So Youn give two gorgeous performances at worlds this year, I think she's in for a breakout season. She won't make the podium at worlds, but she'll get close.