Hey...thanks for the bump-up
Believe me when I tell you it "hurt" ranking Colton (and Alicia) as high as I did. But I also moved Colton up for his "entertainment value" during the IC. Watching him prance through the water to retrieve the ball and the piercing sounds coming out of his mouth during the struggle that ensued was the funniest moment of the episode.
I think most of Colton's power up to this point has been the HII and recently being the middleman between three women and three men on the NuManono tribe. Being disliked certainly helps because he would be an absolute DREAM to sit next to in the Finals. Although I think that's premature thinking on Day 11 even for the most savvy of players.
When you have no survival skills, your work ethic and contribution around camp has been mimimal to nothing, and you are subpar in challenges I suppose all you can do is ride coattails. So you make a good point defending Kat by asking how else should she play the game differently. But to ask how would I have played it if I was in her position is impossible for me to answer because I would have survival skills, my contribution around camp would be excellent, and I would perform well in the challenges. A low ranking for Kat is more of a low ranking for Production.
Going with the majority of a tribe you know you will not be teamed with for 39 days for one move is tremendously different than building your whole game around coattail riding because you are so pathetically inept when it comes to survival skills and challenges.