What theschnauzers said. After nearly nine years on CBS, it's never been just about the teams. Otherwise, that family edition one would have not been one of the least popular seasons in AR history. It comes down to scenery, interaction, and traditional practice (to name a few). That's been lacking somewhat over the past 3 years, and why I've put some of the most recent seasons well below the early seasons. The interaction between the teams during down time was great, sucks that they took that away.
With the teams, I've dealt with the favorites going out right at the last point someone could go out almost every season very early on. But I couldn't quit something I started, after all that time. Besides, I may not like a team, so I'd be rooting for the other teams. That, and the team that's been the most competitive to see if they could be the job done.
With this season, while I'd love to see Jet/Cord win, I would also like to see Brent/Caite take it all (even if I'm actually rooting against them in the end). It could be well-deserved if they can beat a F3 that includes the Cowboys and the brothers. Sucks about the decoys; that would have been nice if they had made it also.