I think I have to disagree a bit here. Yes, there are definitely some of the usual barfly types. Unfortunately Taylor and Arian tend to take over many of the conversations. But there are also some other types: career woman, ball-buster, shy/retiring that make it very interesting.
I'm sure other shows have some of these types too; maybe its the mix I'm liking - a bit of everything. No huge catfights between 6 or more skanks.
There are some very educated ladies here (shoot, even Arian has a degree!). And I really like the no-voting off setup. We're getting to know these women and what makes them tick. Taylor seems a bit more human now that we know she had to give up a child for adoption when he was 16 months old. And of course, it's nice to root for someone to find a love match.