I started watching it this weekend when DH wanted to watch the "marathon" (I was surprised how short the marathon was!). The very first episode I saw was where the lady started crying over the room. I can't blame her. This was the first time I saw the show and I just thought Doug was obnoxious and rude (though not bad on the eyes). On the other hand, Frank seemed to really put thought into what the wants/needs of the homeowner was. And I loved how the had the decorators make artwork that was representative of them. It really added a warm personal touch.
While I realize that when you agree to all of this you're rolling the dice, but wouldn't you think you'd want to TRY and make the room livable and likeable for the homeowner?
I have to confess that I sort of did like one room that Doug did...the blue bedroom was kind of pretty. But again, he doesn't take into consideration the homeowner's needs. He's always taking down the ceiling fans! Guess he's never lived in a house that got hot! (those fans are lifesavers!).
Also ADORED Frank's kiddie room/family room that had once been a garage. How he put the little footprints on the stairs was priceless! And perfect for that Type of room (obviously not something you'd put in your living room, but). I think that's why I like Frank, he seems to think things through.