I agree with your comments. It's sad that I'm not really excited about anybody. But I think they didn't show a lot of the really good dancers except in montages. For example, I think the best ballroom dancers were shown in montage with the alumni.
I like Cody's audition. I guess the judges are frustrated with him since he's been to Vegas before. He knows that he didn't make it because he needs to take some dance classes. But then he says that he only took one or two classes. If he really wants to make it, he should have taken more.
Michael had really good musicality for a B Boy. A lot of times, they just do tricks and don't even care about the music that much.
Also thought Eddie had good musicality and emotion. I can't believe he free styled his audition. I couldn't tell. Since he teaches at Center Stage in Utah, I wonder if he took advantage of taking their classes including ballroom, jazz, ballet, etc. That would make him a better contestant for the show.
Yes, you can tell that Maia is strong with certain moves. For example, she got up from a pistol squat. But she needs to work on her legs. It affects her lines.