There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Personally I love the show format (I likes my discussion/debate), I just didn't like Bill Maher. I'll second Tragic's opinion that he became too condescending near the end. They should have just ditched him and kept the format.