I too think this season is less than interesting. And maybe because I'm so sick of the interesting people being voted out early because they may be a threat when it becomes an individual game. After all, guys, it's a team game until it isn't and what good does it do to vote out strong players until a merge happens? If you lose challenge after challenge, you stand a better chance of being voted out because eventually all the strong players are gone from your tribe, you're still losing challenges, and someone has to go. Lex in SAS was a perfect example of an idiot who thought strong players from his own tribe should go before it became an individual game and it cost him dearly. Plus it made for a boring game to watch. This one has started out pretty much the same and that's why it's so boring for me. I don't get much entertainment from watching idiots.