I've gradually warmed up to the new cast members. I think Kitty and Unique are bonafide hits as characters. Marley/Jake/Ryder have one of the few reel feeling friendships on the show.
And I really like Finn as the co-director of the Glee club. Hopefully the University of Lima will just be that place Finn goes when he's not at McKinley teaching Glee.
If we never cut to New York again I would be a happy man. Almost every single plotline that's taken place in NY has been unbearably bad. The most recent episode with Rachel's audition was the only time this season that I actually liked a New York scene.