I don't know if any of you read Tim's Take, but he strongly implied the Angela-Vincent debacle lost A LOT in translation from actuality to TV. Tim says that at first Angela was trying to be really, really helpful and did say nice things about the dress, but Vincent basically told her to stuff it. What we saw on TV was Angela AFTER Vincent refused to let her have anything to do with the dress. Not that it makes her behavior OK, but it's less reprehensible.
Editting has a lot to do with what we see--I remember Tim saying he was surprised by the final episode of PR2, because when he first saw the collections, he was HIGHLY crticial of Chloe and gave her some really strong, Tim-style criticism, and that he loved Daniel's collection from the first. But because they knew the final outcome, all the scenes with Tim being really doubtful about Chloe were editted out, just like the only thing that made the final cut were of Tim being really crticial of Daniel and seeming less-than-impressed.
At first I was really upset that Malan was cut, but the more I watch it the more I agree with the decision. For all those complaining about personality being the driving force to keep Angela, aren't a lot of you complaining about keeping Malan for the very same reason? If it's about design, then Malan SHOULD have gone--his dress was awful, regardless of his what I thought of as a cheap grab for sympathy at the end. You can't say, oh I like this contestant personally so when they keep him it's about design and then turn around and say, I don't like this contestant personally so when they keep him it's about ratings.