I may be odd man out here, but I guess we all look at the show differently. Just as you have said you watch the show for the pros and you have every right to watch it for what it means for you - I watch for the dancing. It may be because of my love of dancing and having danced for so many years. For me I always look at the celebs because they are the ones learning how to dance. The pros already know how to dance so I am not watching them. I am one of those that like to see progress in the celebs and also like to see the best dancer win at the end. I know that it does not always turn out that way. I do get annoyed when the best dancer does not win. When certain celebs advance because they have a bigger fan base it does not seem fair to me. I was a fan of Jaeel and still am of Roshon, Maria, Katherine, Donald, and William. I like Melissa very much as a person. I admire her and all these celebs who put in so much work. I just don't think at this point she is the best dancer of the ones I have mentioned. Of the dancers left I watch each week and decide how I think they have danced. I do not have a clear favorite yet as it may change. I think dancing wise Jaeel should still be there. That was based on this week and what I saw dancing wise. I also may have a different view than others to what I saw. I am no expert. I have nothing against any of these pros. They all work hard at teaching these celebs to dance.I rarely like the celebs, I like the pros. This show long ago stopped being about the celebs for me. It's about the pros and ones I want to see make it to the end.
I am going to always be disappointed when the best dancer does not win. I know it is suppose to be to vote for your favorite. The very fact that it is to vote for your favorite seems unfair to those that come in with huge fan bases and yet do not progress with their dancing ability. Maybe that concept is wrong. I personally think it should be all about the dancing and the ones who dance the best should be the winners at the end. I don't care who the pro is. They all know how to dance, choreograph, etc. Whichever pro is able to take the celeb to the end because of their dancing should be declared the winner. I know in the present structure of the show this is not going to happen. There are many influences that change that and I don't have a perfect answer. I don't know how they decide who gets who for a partner and I think these judges with the exception of Len let too many influences sway them. If they could have judges that truly know how to judge and perhaps give them more weight in the scoring that may help. With the way the show is designed now is the reason that I think we see so many disagreements. It may one of the reasons the popularity of the show is decreasing.
This is also the first time I have ever been on a site that covers reality shows. I have learned a lot that I was not even aware of before. I was merely a fan who loves dancing and watches any show that covers it. I was just a fan watching on my TV. My main point is that I think we all watch the show for different reasons. You watch for the pros and I watch for the celebs. Neither one of us is wrong - just how we view the show. JMO