Quote Originally Posted by lavender View Post
It was my own expectations based on an article written by Phil Hersh on Gracie.
I went and re-read the article and wonder where you built your artistic expectations on. This is the only part that mentions artistry:

Skating is, of course, more than jumping. Gold's spins are solid but her artistry is limited, leaving the impression of an expressionless race from element to element.

"She has great line and posture and is a very pretty girl on the ice," [Scott] Hamilton said. "Her only weakness is she tends to skate through the music (rather than to it). … Time should take care of that."