I loved her gala performance at 2009 Worlds
I liked her even she wasn't in great form
And when she went with a program a bit too dark for her style
Her very brief pairs career with Daisuke Takahashi was also awesome (starting around 2:40)
A drama queenish pose at the 2010 Trophee Eric Bompard
The Mary Poppins exhibition (in this case, at the 2013 Worlds gala) was adorable
And more recently, she skated a lovely SP at 2013 Skate America
Mao has faced athletic challenges, as the scoring system shifted to emphasize full rotations and correct edges, necessitating a lot of work on her jump technique (which still leaves some things to be desired, but nobody's perfect). She has also dealt with personal challenges, most notably the loss of her mother in the midst of the 2011-12 season, following a long illness. When her mother passed away, Mao said that she would strive to do her best and achieve her dreams as a way of honoring her mother (the phrasing may be off, but I believe this was the sentiment). Mao's accomplishments should make her, and all those who train and support her, very proud. I hope there are good things in store for her this season and beyond.
I'm going to end up with too many skaters for my dream ladies podium. There should at least be a pewter medal like at US Nationals.
Edit: let's pretend I posted all this to mark her becoming the first singles skater to win all six GPs.