Well I remember reading an article after Mel and Mike were eliminated from the Amazing Race and it spoke a bit about how CBS pretty much had the way they wanted the contestants to be identified during the show. It was not a negative article, it just stressed that they had no interest in portraying the contestants as multi faceted. Mel is a gay activist, and when Luke found out he was in the cast with him he wanted to be portrayed as openly gay as well. Mel mentioned it to the producers who basically told him not to mess with their formula. Luke was the deaf kid, and his team represented the gay community. Mel was fine with that, but as an activist was hoping that an All Star cast that consisted of 3 openly gay racers and 1 openly bi racer would be an opportunity for people to see different types of representatives of the gay community. I would think they are no different with Survivor. Rob is the blue collar charmer, Matt is the religious guy, Phil brings the crazy, Grant is the male who will eventually challenge "the king" for the throne, and the girls are the women who follow the charmer and ride his coattails while under the spell of his perfect smile. I'm sure there is a lot left on the editing room floor because it just doesn't fit into the storyline that CBS has us following right now. Doesn't mean that what we see is not a true representation. I'm sure that it is. I just think it's not a complete representation, and I'm not sure how possible it would be for us to get a complete picture of each player when we only have an hour a week to represent their entire time on the island.