I'm over on Writer's Evolution today too, so when you're done here, check it out.
Yes, another Supernatural post. Hey, I need to do something to keep busy in off-season. I may even write some fan-fic this year. Perhaps something about season 6 never happening. But anyway... In an effort to do further analysis (and to procrastinate doing other things I really should be doing) I made another chart/list (click to enlarge).
To the naked eye, they look similar. Fans were promised more monsters and a year more like season one. True. There are almost the same number of monsters. What I found though in looking at this, is that I almost forgot many of the episodes because there was so much other stuff. They weren't focused on the monsters and hunting them.
In other seasons, if Lucy said: the one about Bloody Mary, I'd know exactly which one. Or if Summer said: the one about the Werewolf, I'd remember how I cried.
This year if you said, the one about the spiders, I'd be hard pressed to remember what you mean.