TBH I missed the programme ~ doing other things and it clean slipped my mind. I'll catch it on the rerun.
You are right ~ it is a case of "Boys Toys" envy really ~ they tell you very little about cars, or at least very little about cars we could afford.
Of course old Tiff, Quentin and co are still banging on about how TG has lost the plot and doesn't really talk cars, grease, engines etc anymore but then that is why they (TG) attract the huge audience that it does ~ well that and the fact we are all waiting to see JC having his bollox burned off on the tarmac one day.
Top Gear is, at the end of the day, a comedy show and pure entertainment with a little thrill when something goes wrong.
In some ways it belongs to the same genre as Time Team and all that bollox about "And we have only three days to discover the origins of the universe". We only watch to see what can go wrong actually happen. With Time Team nobody is more overjoyed than me when it pisses down throughout the dig and they find nothing.