I respect your opinion, Broadway (It's so nice to be able to disagree with each other's opinions in here and know we all know it's nothing personal )
But even though I may be wrong, for now I haven't seen anything yet to change it.
BTW, to answer your question above... I just cast my vote for Eric. I based my vote not so much as the room he did tonight, but on which of the 4 I felt had the best overall background, skills, temperament, and potential to do best on the show. And I feel he is the best one of the 4 tonight to be able to see the 'big picture' and work better with future homeowners/neighbors.
As an aside, I still feel Jon is too arrogant and self-righteous. But aside from that, I didn't like his room too much. It wasn't awful, but not my favorite of the night. But then, during Home Free, I didn't like his stuff, either. I don't feel he has the temperament or background to be a good designer. I do think he's capable of doing specialty piece work, with his background in Art Sculpting, but I don't feel he has the qualifications to see the big picture consistently. I don't particularly like his art pieces I've seen so far, but I concede that just because they aren't my cup of tea, doesn't mean they aren't good. I guess the bottom line of how I feel about Jon is that what disqualified him for me was: 1) his personality, and 2) his inferior total design credentials and potential, compared to the other 3.
Having said that, due to my skepticism I originally stated regarding the Home Free/Jon Layman/You Choose segue... I'll be very surprised if Jon doesn't win. If he doesn't win, I'll be the first here to admit I was wrong. And oh boy, do I hope I am, lol.