The gospel truth, cupid!
I can barely pay attention as well, when watch it recorded. So many reasons, in no particular order:
Can't act for shit newb/replacements--Atonal A and NotaChance. Put them together, and whaddya got? Bibbidy Bobbidy Boredom. Does anyone care whateverthehell went on in Las Vegas? Did AA shoot a man and kill him, just to watch him die?
NotaChance/Rodenty Guy tossed amid the sheets with Abby? Cripes on a cracker. I don't even mind the Abby actress but FF is calling.
Don't get me started on the Sharon PSA because I don't want to offend people.
Billy? Had I but world enough and time... One of the writers' worst storyline turns, and as you say, an arc so tired even Geritol won't pick it up. Worse, it makes no damn sense. Overindulged underachieved shell of a character, played by a third-rate actor, written with absolutely no motivation points, doing stupid shit and mouthing lines that even a soap should be ashamed of.
NotHilary and the Stalker? Natey Nate Nate [thanks, boes] filling out the triangle of monotony? Why? Two Newbs and a Pseudo-Reprise? Why?
Fragmentary Fisher-Baldwins? Why are the writers doing this to somewhat core characters?
All this "bad boy" crap that pops up in daily convos. Is this to excuse/start the conversion process on AA and Theo? Imagine my interest.
Kyle and Summer, a love for the ages. Yanked into place in five minutes. Agnes Nixon is on a rotisserie somewhere.
And you fuckers, you mess up my Eileen Davidson! Sure, destroy one of my few remaining occasional pleasures.
Phyllis the low-rent Greek chorus? Or something?
Strange days indeed, when the only scenes I pay attention to involve Victor. Yes, even Jack is getting dragged down into the mire these days.
I'm finding the show hell to watch these days. As you may have guessed from the above. I don't even think Dr Rolf could save it at the moment.