I liked this show in the past. I just saw the new version with Vern Yip giving away $15K. HGTV ruins another great show. They try to create drama between people and what viewers really want is to see how people decorate their houses. If this keeps up they will loose another viewer.
I saw a new version with Vern Yip. They have a 10k prize attached to the "winner." The show features interaction among the contestants. It appears that Vern is trying to be kinder and gentler in his critique than lots of the designers were in the original. After all, these folks have spent thousands of dollars on their reno, and some might be insulted by the comments. The competition feature is OK, but I just enjoy seeing what people have done with their homes.