The booking and writing to me are the biggest problem with the programming right now and has been at least since probably around last fall. Now I think we've all been in agreement that the various injuries guys have suffered over the last year has been significant and probably hampered things, but that is no excuse for the active roster. It is almost like they've forgotten how to do things or something. I've never seen anything like what we've been getting over the last couple of months.
Funny you should mention waiting for them to do "something shocking and interesting". That's precisely why I was still watching when quality was starting to fall apart. I think fans right now are starved for something to happen. The Shield has piqued interest a little bit, but we've been let down by various stuff. I still can't believe they basically used Brock just twice this year and that's been it.