One of the reasons I personally think Michael Weiss should turn pro is that he is a much better exhibition skater than a competitive skater. IMHO, of course. I've seen a number of his exhibition programs, and, frankly, I've enjoyed them a heck a lot more than most of his competitive programs, the latter of which have consistently been sprinkled with miscues, falls, and two-footed quad landings.
At the age of 28, Weiss is a bit old to still be learning how to land the quads. Maybe he will achieve a miracle and skate two clean competitive programs this year. However, I sure wouldn't bet the ranch on it. If he continues to compete, which seems to be his plans, we can expect more of the same - unclean short and long programs.
Another annoying factor about Weiss is the press hype about his wife and kids.
Sure, I think it's great that he's happily married to Lisa and is the father of two cute kids. However, those dippy "up close and personal" pieces that continue to be a staple of the US Nationals coverage really make we want to scream.
Wouldn't you all rather watch one or two other skaters perform their routines than see the latest boring installment on Michael Weiss' personal life?