Maks, why the chip? Until he and Tony are producing the show they are employees only and should act as such like the rest of us schmuks have to do for a whole lot less money and usually not doing something we love with beautiful people and notoriety for same. Maks talks too much, complains too much, grandstands too much, it's wholly unattractive, I'm not into petulant bad boys. Derek is the model citizen with the most amazing talent as far as i'm concerned. I don't think the people that Derek was paired with would have won with another partner. i can't see Brooke winning paired with Tony, or Jennifer Grey. As much as i like Tony I hope that Maks attitude is not rubbing off on him. Derek really does bring out the best in his partners and he seems to like his partners and not give them the grief that Maks and even Tony does. They could learn a thing or two from him, they have had good partners too along the way and still were not able to bring it home for the win.