Yeah....I prefer the older best two of three match play setup they did on the Jim Perry/Bob Eubanks versions. And I guess 40 years later, the money is much more generous....seeing that the money cards used to begin with $200. So the lady who won $11,000 on the Eubanks version, that was a pretty big win....and you didn't have the option to not play the big bet card at the end.
I realize the show is an hour long so they really drag things out....the dramatic music, the annoying contestants over celebrating every single successful call....really subtracts from it. The faster paced shows from the 70s and 80s are more fun to watch. Those episodes can still be seen daily on Buzzr.