i dont know what the gripe is about, IMO season 5 was just the style that was needed following the intense ending to season 4. and so far, season 6 has carried the torch, as both episodes 1 and 2 have been fantastic.
ep 1 with the school reunion was excellent, loved the new characters introduced...even if they're just one-offs. ep 2 with debs promotion and marriage proposal took the cake. and i love what they're doing with ALL the main characters, from matsuka with his intern, to batista getting shafted, to laguerta and her blackmail...god i hate her (just as i'm supposed to).
i tend to look at each season as part of a continuing overall storyline, and dont get caught up in 'which season is better' debate. there is something to be appreciated about each story. and folks that just want to trash the show, we'll please come up with constructive arguments as to why you trash it at the very least.