I think it's cool and exciting. It makes TC even more pivotal. e.g. I felt as tribal progressed that Julia was blowing it, giggling at the worst of times, talking down to others, acting imperiously.
We often don't know where votes come from. That's part of the game, i.e. the contestants themselves get blindsided. It's also part of editing -- to give us some pieces of info, but keep us in the dark on others. Otherwise, where is the surprise, the drama?
Other than EoE, I'm now enjoying the season immensely.