The season drew much acclaim from Alumni, praising the casting choices, innovative strategy, twists and overall finale. Sandy, the Host of the series believed it to be one in his top five seasons. Sam Burkett, the Runner-Up of the season claims that the season overall was unfair against him despite his impressive challenge performance and near win. Many of the Alumni debunked these allegations and supported the series during casting for Bali & Mexico.
Within the iSurv1vor community, if/when a contestant is complaining about their position within the game to a certain extent they are known as doing a Burkett.