I think it's not so much that it's personal to individuals, more than it has such a narrow definition of cream of the crop and repeats itself every time.
Basically, it seems like they "discover" a few shows and then stick with them every year, and it's difficult for anything else to break through.
M'rk, son of Mogh wrote:
It's so personal, and most people (not saying you) don't even watch all of the shows that are nominated to give an true opinion. It's usually just people saying "I watch this show, why isn't it up there?"
If you changed this to "I watch this show, so it's up there", I think it would probably sum up the way the Emmy nominations come about.