I kind of like that they are getting people who haven't studied the game for years. It gets boring to watch everyone play the same old strategy every year, so throwing someone like Dreamz or Lisi into the mix is fun to watch (even though Lisi was ANNOYING. Her cluelessness was hilarious).
I don't get why they need more than 16 people, though. Anymore than that is just overkill.
I am fascinated by people who are considered completely normal. I find them the weirdest of all.