I'm so glad to see this thread. I thought maybe I was just an old fuddy-duddy
Those silly gimmicky shots just waste time, in my opinion. I am also getting tired of all the jewelry making and glass art segments (but that's just me). It seems like every show features someone soldering something or on the other hand sticking something in a kiln. Not enough projects you could try at home before laying out big bucks on kilns, tools, etc.
but lots of times I've enjoyed the projects -- one that comes to mind was the guy who made the little zombie dolls. He worked in a mortuary, which was funny, but he didn't act like a big dork. I also really liked a segment they had a couple weeks ago where a woman made a collage on a canvas, using black and white photos of her kids. it was an interesting idea.
And, no, I wouldn't wanna be on the show either, but mostly because I would NOT want anyone to see my "work area" -- it's my dining room table! LOL