Good point about a lot of it being sheer luck.
If Jessica was paired with Zach, or last season's Luke, she'd have suffered the same fate as Mindy or Amber.
If you've listened to "Dirty John", there's a segment at the very end of the podcast with his first wife, who is now happily married to a really good guy for 15 years. When asked how she "found" Dirty John, she said she put a lot of it down to sheer bad luck. Note: I'm not comparing these guys to Dirty John, but just the fact that so much of it is luck.
There HAVE been many awesome guys on this show. This season, Austin and Derek both seem to be great guys. In prior seasons, Greg (of Greg & Deonna), Anthony (with Ashley), Bobby (Danielle), and I'm sure I'm missing more.
This season, there are 3 hot mess guys: Zach, Michael, Brandon, and our hot mess girl award winners are Katie and Taylor.
I think the other girls are great: Mindy, Jessica, Meka.
Poor Meka has been given such a bad situation, that it's brought out the worst in her. But look how she lit up when she was having fun with Taylor. She just needs a great guy to bring out her light.
Plus, I loved that Meka sat down with Michael's sister for some insight. Shows true character, and a true willingness to work it out. But ya can't do nothin' with a lyin' piece o' crap.