I didn't see the prequels Sakai vs Flay or Morimoto vs. Batali but so far the Flay vs. Bayless show is exciting. Bayless is encyclopediac. I truly wish to enjoy his cooking some day. Flay can make some interesting and arresting flavors but his plate design is chaotic. In fact when the commentator said something about the decorative plating I cracked up. Thus it was very sad to me that the judges thought that lots of colors on the plate equals design.