What y'all need to realize and come to terms with is the fact that svtfoe was NEVER 'good'. It's alright, I like it because starco moments are still cute but beyond that...
Beyond that there really isn't much in the show that you couldn't get out of any other Disney show. And I can testify that with admitting that I have a complete bias towards starco.
The show was always a little bit dumb, rough around the edges, anticlimactic, PROBLEMS WITH PACING, it had retarded dialogue, shit jokes, even shittier twists (am I really the only one who thought Marco's money and him being afraid of bathtubs was really really dumb? not because they weren't logical but because they were just so.... anticlimactic and ordinary), support characters who you KNOW won't come back, so you don't care for them at all...
I can fully admit that probably the only reason why svtfoe lasted 4 (four. heh
) seasons is because of the relationship drama. And I guess that really IS what the whole show is about. I mean yes the magical plot and the Mewman Kingdom business and the monster politics are there, but honestly. It still feels like that part of the show is really just a sidestory.
Since they can't really write that part very strongly, and since focus has been gradually moving towards focusing on those elements, S3 had done somewhat poorly. This is the point where you'll argue that S3 was shit because of relationship drama. Fuck off. S2 had been literally NOTHING BUT relationship drama. ACTUALLY most of the series was relationship building and drama.
So yeah. I basically treat it like a C or D category horror movie. No it's not good. The cracks are showing. But you can still get a kick out of it if you want. And hey. Star and Marco are pretty cute together most of the time.