I'd rather watch someone like him who, to me, does seem genuine and nice, rather than someone like Bentley, or someone like Jake or Brad, who both appeared pretty upbeat until things didn't go their way.
I think there's a happy middle ground between the Bentley/Ryan extremes, but different strokes for different folks, I guess. My own personal experience tells me that the "super chipper" types generally have a nasty side that, while rare, is ugly when revealed. I'm wary is all.
And I'm rooting for JP.