I watched it at the time, and recently watched it again, and was reminded what an extraordinary season it was. There was a minimum of gratuitous interpersonal drama (except for some involving the twins, but it wasn't gratuitous- it too was emotional and affecting). There were such diverse contestants, all individuals, with unique backgrounds and perspectives, and for the most part, supportive of each other and rooting for one another. The models were important too- and this was the first season women of all sizes were showcased.
And such an array of talent- way above the norm- very little that was substandard and plenty that was phenomenal, even brilliant. The final was an absolute standout in project runway history- for me personally, two finalists in particular whose collections brought TEARS- really, really special. All the finalists were special people, and either of the final two could've won- ethereal, incredible. HIGHEST recommendation.