The only way I would see a non-LA start, is if the entire first leg would take place in that city, just like in TAR Asia. But we all know that will never happen in the US edition, as we would react the same way as Marion Paolo did during the middle of *that* season.
Um, what's wrong with an LA start? We only get to see it for the first 15 mins of the first episode anyway. And what I care more about is a non LA finish .
Same here. While I still don't like the LA starts, but have learned to accept it, since we don't really see much of it, since it's mainly about the start of a new race.
Besides, when they did start in the Boston area in S17, we did not really get to see much of it either. Kind of a waste, since it was the race's first ever visit to New England. But hopefully, it will be visited again in the final leg of a future season.