I would rather see someone win via comp domination (an actual part of traditional Survivor) than lame idols and advantages (not part of traditional Survivor).
As for the list, I am relatively pleased with it except for the recency bias. Several of those people I watched little-to-not-at-all because their seasons sucked. When the game became more about idol hunts than anything else, I stopped caring so much about it. Ghost Island was the absolute worst.
Super happy to see Kim and Sandra. Pleased to see Michele. Interested to see how Amber navigates things.
I would imagine that Sandra allies with either Rob or Amber, whichever ends up on her tribe. I would imagine the couple gets split up.
The men? Whatever. Don't necessarily hate them, but don't actually care, either.