I still enjoy watching this show. They are my favorite reality family and really the only show I'm watching right now. For me the dynamics of the family seem quite real and normal if they are not put on display for the camera.
Is there too much bathroom talk? Maybe, but I think thats just how families talk, well at least we did in my family growing up. We teased each other about. Now, would we talk about this in public? Probably not, but if they're trying to be real and not "censor" themselves just for the cameras I didn't see issue with it. I don't want to see a reality show where everyone is always on their best behavior.
Alex was my favorite when the show originated but he really just comes off as a spoiled crybaby who is afraid of his own shadow. Amber does baby him so I put part of that on her. I guess at least he's smart. I didn't have any problem with Trent trying to force him to participate in kickball. It was a safe fun family thing and honestly if you left it up to Alex he would never be outside or try new things. When they've forced him to do something (like zip lining/roller coaster) that he genuinely has a fear of, that is more of what I have an issue with.
I think Emma is probably my favorite. While I agree that they need to stop speaking for her and force her to speak for herself. I don't like the way they are going about it. I hate public speaking, so her fear is not irrational. I've taken classes for it and it didn't help. Its just something that I'm not ever going to be comfortable doing. She does need to be able to talk for herself though and not rely on her family.