To OP - some of us respect and appreciate shows that actually have the guts to take risks,even if sometimes they fail, rather than playing it safe and pandering to what others would prefer.
Perhaps you like to tune in knowing exactly what's going to happen every week or every new season. Some of us enjoy the unexpected and seeing how the writers get themselves out of what we perceive to be an impossible position.
I really don't give a damn what the majority of the TV watching public thinks. My opinions and tastes are my own,and I speak only for myself. However, it appears that most people watch absolute dreck and wouldn't know a good show if it bit them directly in the ass.
If you want stale and formulaic and predictable and safe, there is a huge variety of other shows out there that would suit your tastes just fine, methinks.