Well that's just the set-up. Of course certain characters would have weaker episodes since they all had their own. Not much you can do with George Sr. But the GOB and Tobias episodes in the new season for me rank with the best of any season. And of course most AD fans agree with you. Keep in mind how most "fans" of anything work. Once something gets so much exposure, they always act like it changed. When in actuality- it's them holding on to thinking they liked it back when it was better... before everyone else did. Yadda yadda... you know?