You're right that this isn't so much about one's dancing ability, because we could all make a long list of people who shouldn't have made it as far as they did or stars who went out way too soon. It's more popularity than anything, which I also think will be a factor in Cloris not getting very far. A lot of the younger generation likely won't be casting votes for her and quite honestly some people may not vote for her based on her age. There's been rumors about Florence Henderson being on the show for the past couple of seasons, but casting Cloris makes more sense than casting Florence. I would agree that a lot of what makes this show are the celebs personalities, which is why I had very little interest last season (I can't even remember half of the people that were on). Hey, Billy Ray couldn't dance for squat but he made it fun to watch. However, I think Marissa ruined the whole 'watch for personality who cares about dancing ability' for me. Granted, she wasn't the worst, but crying over criticism, and then screeching about always having fun and rigging the votes for herself got a little much.