I've never been a fan of Gen.
I just don't really like the shabby chic look and so many of her rooms seemed to be in that style.
Even when I like a room of hers for the most part, there is generally one glaring thing that I don't like and it spoils the overall room for me.
I have mentioned this a thousand or so times, but things really went downhill for me when they did the $100,000 show.
That was just so excessive.
Laurie's spending on her tiny room, e.g. $6000 for curtains in a home with toddlers, was offensive to me.
The Home Free show wasn't much better.
The winners got their mortgage paid for and over $25,000 worth of renovations done on their houses too during the course of the series.
These kinds of budgets are not what TS was originally about.
Anyone can decorate a room with $50,000 in the budget, not everyone can do it with $1000, particularly not if the room has "issues".
That brings me to another point I agree with, raised by Mom2.
The show also became less interesting to me when they started choosing rooms that didn't need decorating in the first place.
The room where Hildi wanted to dye the carpet orange was a perfect example.
Nicely decorated, good quality carpet, very good quality furniture, appalling choice for a makeover room.