I agree, kmjm. I didn't really like the cynicism of the MSNBC article, either. It's not really why I watch the show. While I'm morbidly fascinated by the women who make fools of themselves, and the guys who show the world what jerks they really are, I still hope for a real romance to develop. I'm a sucker for a happy ending.Linda Holmes may have seen all of the bachelor/ettes, but she glosses over the positive and stresses the negative.