I immediately thought of Elvis Stojko when I read your comments.
Not so for Vasiliev. FauxPas, I agree with you 100% about Vasiliev (and almost everything else in your post!) I like that kind of go-for-broke gusto in my figure skaters, but not in my ballet dancers. A friend of mine thinks he missed his calling as a martial artist. I agree.
Well...yes...but I still recommend people give him a chance in a real (as opposed to gala) performance. I've never seen him in the classics and have no idea what he will be like-- though I hope to find out next week. And he's obviously no David Hallberg nor is meant to be. But as Spartacus I have seen him give an emotionally as well as physically powerful -- and controlled -- performance.
As you know, he's very Bolshoi, but I think he's a major talent. And given how young he is, he may just need some seasoning...