"If they want to find a way to keep the game fresh dont do it with silly plot devices, cast intelligent (and/or entertaining) players like Boston Rob, Russell, Cirie, & Sandra and I guarantee the fans will keep showing up!"
I agree absolutely! To me, Survivor has always been about throwing a bunch of disparate people in a desparate situation to see how they interact. Cast the right people, and that's all the story line you need. Get rid of the stupid idols, RI, and other crutches and just find some interesting people.