I'm pretty well caught up with "Top Chef" - I haven't seen the entire 1st episode. And I'm not looking forward to this week's episode, given what the ingredients are this week.
That said, there are more of them that I would like to see gone than I would like to see stay. I would like Betty to stay because I most identify with her (but I do think she broke the rules & should have paid for it). Elia & Josie can stay, too. As for the men - Cliff, Carlos, Ilan & Frank can stay.
I suspect that they'll keep some of the more controversial characters around, just for that reason - because they're controversial.