"There is nothing wrong with the show if you take it for what it is."
I agree, its just that it implies it is much more than it really is. Contrary to what is stated in the contract, the producers would have the auditioners believe they are all going to get all this great exposure. And what they do is show minutes of a couple of the worst/not-so-great inventions and mainly the outlandish individuals. Remember the first season? Angry guy with guitar pick-up. This season's bicycle tire rims angry guy. Nutty professor types, nerd types, sprinkling of minorities, sexy, creepy-crawly, kids/animals
"I personally don't see how the show has any real effect on people who come up with an idea and want to pursue it."
That's also part of my argument. After saying you'll get all this exposure, if YOU DO it's prettymuch worthless probably due to the fact most people who might watch it don't take it seriously.
"Anyone who doesn't know there are some stupid people out there with stupid ideas chooses to remain ignorant and that is thier choice."
And those are most likely the ones without computers who wouldn't know about this site anyway, so Peter can have them.