Robot Wars was much better when they had assault courses and other timed challenges for the first rounds. The constant battles get boring!
I agree with you there. I think the Gauntlet was a good round, as was the Trials. Another thing is, now they've lengthened the program to 45 minutes, they seem to introduce the competitor robots at the start of every single round, which can get extremely annoying. There's only a couple of minutes of battling, and then ages and ages of talking to teams, introducing the same robot for the fifth time etc etc.