Besides Rob and Amber, who I knew from survivor, all the others where complete strangers for me, as is Brenchel, so I don't mind them that much.
But I have to say this I will always remember Jordan and Jeff because of one phrase: "We really shouldn't procreate" that jeff said after a moment of stupidity. I still laugh when I remember it.
Brenchel are complete strangers for me as well, but if they are anything like Jordan & Jeff, they will be great.
I don't mind "recruiting" teams. Some of the most loveable teams of recent seasons are probably "recruited", such as Amani & Marcus. Compare that to some really awful "normal, regular people" teams that we have had and it's a no-brainer which one I'd take.
As I have no idea about Brenchel, I will not make any judgments until the race airs.
By the way, I don't want to digress further, but speaking of Jordan & Jeff, my favourite moment was when Jordan was eating the French baguette and attempting to talk at the same time, and at the bottom of the screen, it said "? ? ? ? ? ?"