I've seen a change in the show since Jeff put on his producer's hat a few years ago. It's really noticeable if you go back and watch some of the earlier seasons where they were just dropped on an island with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.
During last night's show I kept looking around for something to read or wanting to check my email lol.
Then again, there are a few contestants we know nothing about because the focus has been on the creepy nephew (they should call it the Brandon Apologizes to Everyone Show). We don't have anyone to root for because we really haven't MET them yet. I don't see it getting any better until Brandon's booted.....hopefully soon.