For me too, the catfights and mean girls antics were a huge negative factor on all on all of the RH franchises. I'll still watch them all (except Atlanta) but just like so many of you guys, I wish the shows could be more high brow --- or at least more friendly!!! I also think that OC was fine until Laurie + Jeanna left and Tamra joined the cast. That combination ruined the show for me. And on NY I still enjoy all of the cast but cannot stand Kelly -- and I will miss Bethenny terribly. I grew to really enjoy the NJ cast --- except for Danielle and the mean spirited drama that alway surrounded her. And DC was great --- I didn't mind the Salahis because they were fun to watch, even though they were terribily misguided --- but at least they weren't 'evil' like Tamra and Danielle. I thought BH was the least interesting of all of them --- but it was okay, but again, would've been better without the catfights.
The thing that really makes me sad is that most of America doesn't agree with me and wants MORE CATFIGHTS not less. They LOVE the negative mean spirited drama and aren't interested in watching the shows without it. Isn't that a sad commentary on who we've all become. It's like - there's not enough violence and depravity in this world that we have to seek out more of it as entertainment? I just don't get that. . .