I think you managed to hit the nail right on the head there, BDL. I think I could stand Triple H being number one heel on RAW if I also had an alternative to watching him all the way through the show. Last week had nothing, period. There's one way to describe RAW and that is: Unfocused. They have nothing going on. Sure on Smackdown I may hate Dvon, and Steph, and whoever else, but they at least give me a variety of storylines to watch and care about. RAW? Nothing, zip, zilch, zero. And that makes it much less of a priority to watch.
Keep up the good work, BDL!
"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."
"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."
"Who do you love?"
-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
Good column, and you've certainly hit the nail on the head of a few points as to why this has quickly become underwhelming television. Hopefully, the WWF gets it's act together on this before it's too late.