I was happy to see Brooke, Shirley, Sheldon, and Katsuji again. (I actually find Katsuji strangely attractive. Way more so than Sam.) But in lieu of the others, I'd have rather had Lizzie from S10, Nina from S11, and Doug and Gregory from S12. Maybe some of them were asked but didn't want to return. Or else producers aimed for a split between "has a genuine chance" and "provides drama."