It is funny how many of us are seeing now the benefits of having someone experienced with the show be the Bachelor. Not that they all do well, but at least they have some exposure. I don't think Matt is what they expected--he isn't the confident leading man they project on the commercials. Plus he doesn't seem like he really had ever wanted a relationship that much anyway.
As for adding in the new ladies, I do think it is a bit much. There have been so many that took the time to be there, and we hardly know them...so many of them. Adding more just really isn't right, but this is what they do on the Bachelor. I guess they think it is Love Island or something.