Boy, hearing all this makes me happy I'm usually away at the lake and/or too busy in the summer to watch BB! I get the editing angle, and yes I'm sure there's a lot more to the situation than any of us see. I still think Rachel is a drama queen and basically annoying but mostly harmless (from what we've seen) whereas Vanessa just comes across as the 'mean girl' from high school that would live to cut people down. The two guy-appendages attached to these women are 'meh' in my eyes. Hope there is a double elimination so they can both go. Ha!
Oh, and as to the level of hatred...seems to me my beloved Rob and Amber inspired a great deal themselves. Luckily though he took it with a grain of salt and a wink/grin, as per usual. I loved watching them race. These people, not so much.
Still don't like border patrol. Sorry.