I agree...I like Dave. While others love to bash him for being sensitive & whiney, to me he comes across as honest & hard working...traits that are reflected in his food. Remember episode 1 where Tiffani said his food was her favorite? Tom has mentioned on the show and in his blog how he appreciates the layering of flavors. And as Dave readily admits, he's not one to use overly exotic flavors & ingredients. I'd rather scarf down his lamb enchiladas over too-soft carrots, bowel inducing salads, or a single manila clam swiped onto a plate any day.