Personally, I'm really missing the master classes. It was a way for the viewers to get to learn alongside the contestants. I also prefer the eliminations where the contestants have to make a guest chef's dish (from the recipe!!!) because they are all then judged on the same dish and their abilities; not on some random dishes and where the judge's favoritism factors in.
I've noticed how badly production sucks this season because we have no idea how the vast majority of these dishes are being made. We see them cutting, stirring, and flipping... but hardly any explanation of what they are wanting to accomplish. For example, Emilia's choux pastry was too wet... I know that from watching a lot of baking shows... but they didn't say that, contestants just said it didn't look right. Producers should be there asking what's wrong with it and having the contestant explain. These are missed opportunities that would make the show more view-worthy, in my opinion.
BTW, I'm with others in wishing the immunity had gone to anyone other than (this year's token meme-man) Reece. He's had more than enough practice making tarts, cakes, meringues and ice creams in this competition that they should always be perfect. *yawn* Jess made a lot of desserts, but at least she pushed herself and tried outrageous combinations that worked and surprised the judges, and she did a lot of different savory dishes (that weren't always curry). I thought it odd not one judge described the gin ice cream - it sounds disgusting to me, since I'm not a drinker, so can only imagine it being akin to gasoline.
And lastly... poor Tessa. I feel like she's getting no love this season. The judges are great at boosting the confidence of other contestants, but I feel like she gets complimented on her greatest cooks and not really praised personally that she has what it takes to win it. She was last year's runner-up (and should-have-been winner), but if you added up all of the airtime Tessa's had this season (46 episodes), I'm guessing she has about an hour combined. That's ridiculous for a final 8 out of 24 contestant.