I've only been watching this show since season 8 or 9, but I have to say that I recognized more names this time around than any other non all-star season. Looks like an interesting lineup, but I do feel sad that Maks won't be there. Nice to see Derek's name, and I really hope Tristan is able to go further this time around.
As for the celebrities, I'll save my judgement until I watch an episode or two.
Julie my gallery
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Phillippians 4:13