I'm with ya, BooHoo. I miss the 'old school' people. Beth S. is the only one who really comes on and I think most of us are pretty tired of her and her bad attitude. It seems to me that most of the other early cast people are too normal to waste their time with the drama that goes on on these challenges. Back then, it didn't seem to me that they were on the show to be famous, "make it" or to get their 15 minutes. It seemed like they were there for the experience and fun. They didn't need to be trampy, obnoxious or lushes to make themselves look "cool" on tv.
As the years have gone on, and things have gotten less real on the RW, so have the casts. These younger, whipper snappers (Ha! Makes me sound like an old fart!) are still totally in party/hook-up mode and trying to look cool on tv to stretch their "fame." Most of the early casts, I would assume, are totally grown out of that phase. I think that was much of Jo's problem last season. I mean, there was obviously some psycho-ness there, too, but she's 10 years removed from the whole tv thing. Not to mention 10 years older with that much more life experience. I think I'd be uncomfortable there, too. I am pretty sure I would handle it MUCH differently, though!
I'd love it if they did a challenge just for those old school people. Just pure challenges. Maybe try to get people from the first 5 or so casts from each show. Somehow guarantee them the lack of extreme drama (although, I think that would just come with the territory when you are getting more subdued people) and just show their normal people interactions. I'd love to see how their lives have turned out/what they're doing these days. Of course, drama seems to follow Mark and Beth so they'd have to be unincluded. But the casts could still do teams and eliminations and things but with less conniving, manipulating and way less cut throat. I think it'd be fun to have teams of all normal, likable people.
But then, conniving, manipulating, cut throat, dramatic casts and situations are what get the ratings so clearly this would never come to fruition. Still, a girl can dream, can't she?