Yeah, it didn't seem to be well-balanced, even in comparison to previous years. I don't miss the end obstacle with the underwater window things, but 2 extremely similar hanging/swinging obstacles one after the other just seems stupid.
However, as stupid and sappy as this show can get, it is the only show I watch that can make me scream "NO!!" when someone falls unexpectedly (like the long-haired guy) and makes me clap for the best runs (this time it was for Vance Walker and Jesse Labreck). So there's that.