I agree that the show is mostly watched by people who can't stand Kate or are just curious as to why so many people hate her. I think the producers largely try to address things from the past which Kate has been criticized for. They try to rewrite history so she will seem more likable, but she just isn't. I think that's why she's been hinting at seeing family whom she threw away years ago. I don't think anything she does is honest or real.
I personally can't stand her. I won't use the word hate, but I don't like her at all and I feel horribly sorry for her children. None of them should be on television and I think it's potential long-term humiliation for her kids.
Most opinions I've read state that the writers believe these kids will grow up to not want anything to do with fame or television, but I don't believe that. I think in particular that Mady may have aspirations to show biz. The sad part is there is not really anything that special about Mady (I'm not saying she isn't a special kid, all kids are special in their own ways)...no "it" factor or "X" factor. I hope they all have successful and happy lives, but that may be hard to acheive with Kate for a mother. I think she is a horrible mother.
Think back to potty training. Need I say more? WHO DOES THIS???