I like Maks' blog and agree with most of it. Of course a lot of what he said, has been said here season after season too. Maybe he's reading?
If we as fans feel that there is unfairness in the scoring, pro partner assignments, judges etc., then it would be better to write directly to ABC. Email would probably be better than Twitter or Facebook. I'm sure they have people monitoring message boards, but direct emails would probably have more impact. That might be why the producers have come up with such things as the Insta Dance, marathon dances and the Winner Take All. The fans of those who were considered shocking early boots probably sent in scads of emails expressing their thoughts on the matter.
The ratings are down. That may be due to the show being on for so many seasons, or people getting tired of judge's favourites being over scored. We see it every season, once the manipulation gets to be too much there are a few here who declare they won't watch anymore. That is their choice, but it would be beneficial to let ABC know that and why. If we want to see changes, we have to ask for it and let ABC know how we feel, respectfully. The link to contact ABC is here:
ABC.com - Contact Us