Quite frankly, I think Keo is still around to appeal to the ethnic audience. Ya know, to have someone they can relate to. It does make you feel a way when something is as whitewashed as ballroom dance is.
I was hoping Nyle would get Karina, but he'll do fine with Sharna and hopefully Antonio stops looking like a douche. I think Peta actually will do very well with Doug. But Lindsay, I think, will make Von look way better than Witney has. OOH, I'm quite looking forward to Sasha and Paige and Mark and Kim! I've been loving Sasha as a pro - he's definitely learned a lot from Derek - and Mark has been just great this season (all others too, but he doesn't always seem like he's enjoying it).
I didn't think Nyle's quickstep was as bad as everyone said...but that's just me. Then again, while I love Nyle, I don't like that he has some of the same problems that everyone else does, i.e. posture/carriage/frame, and never gets called out on them. He did a great job with the character, though - I kept forgetting I was not actually watching The Mask.
I didn't know anyone ACTUALLY liked Ginger. I just thought she's getting...ya know, help. i.e. premiere night, she's the only one whose friend/work colleague got interviewed. So transparent.