@(not so) wise owl Agree with all your points, especially 5 - (I liked Monica too!) and 6 - Run back to your PhD Emily, run! Confronted with Courtney's transparent, ickle-girl, damsel in distress manipulation, the genuine anguish writ large across Ben's face was priceless. Scarcely ever have I seen a grown man look so stupid.
Also, this is the first time I've watched this kind of show - how do they all manage to spout such crap about feelings all the time? And does anybody really believe they'll find true love on a tv show? My mind boggles