If that was it, I could see the rationale for being on the History Channel. The stuff that shows up, and the experts they bring in, is interesting as heck. But the whole character schtick kills it for me. It's like "Antique Road Show" and "Sesame Street" had a retarded child.
I see what you are saying there and tend to agree, but I keep trying to talk myself out of believeing it because I love premise of the show.