I love the series, just as I did last season. However, I have to agree with the earlier poster that I would rather see 4 chefs per episode, rather than 6, with 2 going to the finals, to get to know them better as individuals. These men and women are truly a cut above the typical Top Chef contestants, and I want to get to know who they are, how they feel about food, what is unique about their approach, and why they are so passionate about their charities. I feel like we are rushing towards the finish line a bit too hastily. I enjoy the getting there, if you know what I mean. One change I do enjoy is bringing back some Season I chefs for a rematch. Lots of fun!