I think what we are seeing is the transition from point and shoot cornering (Dani's a great example of this) to a more small displacement style of racing where corner speed is the aim. Jorge is the main proponent of this, carrying the highest corner speeds and lean angles and others are following this. With top speed and braking fairly equal the only area for gain is in corner speed and the only way to achieve this is with smooth control and extreme lean, you really need a feel for the tyres. Dani is adapting to this and I see less of his dramatic "stand the machine up and go" style, Mark, I believe, has the best feel for the edge grip of tyres and is faster than Dani because of this. Vales' traditional style of riding is not as smooth and will not let him be competitive, his charge through the pack riding does not provide the advantage it used to, it's all about managing the tenths now, not a short burst on the ragged edge. Actually this is why the racing can appear boring, you really need to drill down to look at the fine control on display (thank christ for high speed cameras!) and appreciate the precision required. Probably why moto 2 is more appealing!