I think FORT has a short term memory.
This Idol is FAR AND AWAY the best idol yet.
1) 80% less cheese (awful commericials. horrible group singalongs)
2) Ryan Seacrest is better. (Better questions, moves the show along)
3) Less "filler". (Got rid of the contestant house/shopping spree, etc)
4) No celebrity judges. (Nuff said here)
5) Better choice of genres. (They have only had 1 'off' week this year .. in previous years they would have 3 or 4 bad genres)
Finally, the talent is better. IMMENSELY better. Performances are top notch and the talent is pretty deep.