It will certainly be an interesting year.
These are just my personal thoughts on it and if I'm wrong feel free to pull it back from the dead end season but I want to hear what everyone else thinks too.
One year from the 1000cc change can mean the teams can all go in different directions.
Vale: Moves to Ducati to team with finishes 4th-6th Haden. No pressure from a team rivalry but on a tempermental bike that can win but likes to go down a lot.
Haden: See Above.
Lorenzo: I don't see why he couldn't win but something about him,... I never liked and don't think he is a dynasty. Maybe this year but not 2012+
Spies: Keeping in tune with not liking Lorenzo so much, I would love to see Ben score more points for Yamaha than Horge but his odds of being top three are stacked against him. Podiums yes but to win it, longshot of the season.
Casey Danny Dovi: I expect the most drama perhaps ever from this team given the combination of talent (what would the team order be here exactly?)and the fact that Honda is on it's game easily fielding a winning bike/rider combination each race.
As for the rest of the field...
Any outside shots to join the top 3 or top 5?
Simoncelli with "full factory support"?