OP, have you listened to the latest round of 7 in 7 reviews? I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how overwhelmingly positive the episodes have been. Everyone involved had tons of good things to say about the places they visited. It wasn't 100% positive, of course, but even the negatives were not extremely negative. Heck, the fact that Pete walked away from the process saying he would happily stay at the All Stars again tells you how positive things were.