It seems that every season after the merge the show gets worse. Characters are always derailed in the post merge, while it rarely happens pre merge. I think the show does better when there are more contestants as opposed to fewer. When there are just seven contestants left, the flaws are way more apparent. The challenges also get lamer to me when there are no more teams. The only season with a good merge to me was TDI, and the pre merge was still better. Thoughts?

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