Even limiting ourselves to the last 3 years I still think you are wrong because most viewers love blindsides (That's why JP love S16 btw. He'd love it much better if Penner had done those blindsides, I'm sure)
The original format led to season after season of pagoning where the first part of the season was so important they meant who had the numbers at merge would win. Viewers could stop watching until the finale. Was it better?
Samoa, with a larger group but an early merge finally found a balance that was good for all the players. I'd argue that the first part of the season was key in understanding why Galu fractured.
Don't worry, Survivor will never be as inept as BB simply because of its format. There are strategies to apply. It will never be as random as BB is even if Gabon came close.
"So, we have tougher challenges and we got JP scolding tribes for voting out the members that would give them the best chance of winning challenges."
I'll simply note that, despite having a much stronger team, the Heroes are losing most challenges anyway. What has Colby done to help them win? NOTHING. When it came to brute strength, the Heroes won 8-0. They absolutely didn't need to keep all 5 guys. But, since it was Jeff's mancrush that was in danger...
As far as: "let's not degrade women by suggesting we need to make the challenges easier for them."
There's a huge difference between what I'm saying and degrading women. Should women be subjected to this?
Having separate events for women at the Olympics isn't degrading, it's simply natural.
BTW, I think Survivor is going overboard in their challenges for men also. We're going to see a repeat of that horrible challenge in Samoa where Ben was DQ'ed. Are they waiting for someone to get killed?