I liked Mel and Mike, I tend to have a soft spot for fellow fans, but this one happens to work in Hollywood, it's not like he's THAT far away from the Race that it's a once in a lifetime dream, so I'm not that broken up about them exiting in the second leg.
I tend to love westward racing, even more so now that it brought Jaime back to Asia and China in particular right off the bat. Mwahahahaha.
The one hybrid team I wouldn't mind would be Vicky/Cara. Vicky would rock the physical tasks with her awesome athleticism and she's competitive without being a jerk while Cara would bring her travel savvy and her brains to Vicky's brawn. And all of that without being yelled at and/or berated by a bully. I could root for that team.