8 days ago:
Nice article! :) You really put much thought into it, well done!
As for your questions:
1. Yes, I think the results are realistic. I think it reflects the kind of hypes expressed in comments all over this spot. The top 3 of your contest were definitely the couples who also won most often in polls during the season and who were talked about the most.
2. No, please don't change the way of voting! I think it's much better as it is! We want to find out which couples are most loved and not which ones are least hated, don't we? The really good couples are almost always a little controversial because that's what makes them interesting. So if we voted for our least favorite each time, is would push the couples where people don't have a strong opinion about and that's not really a sign of a good TV couple I think!
3. It might be that I'll miss some of the polls if I don't find time to show up on Fanpop for a while, but otherwise I'll vote for sure!
4. I think that both Matt/Rebekah and Bonnie/Jeremy can count as couple this season, but I agree about not including Katherine with the Salvatores this time. Another couple that would be possible is Rebekah and the hunter guy from the flashback (I can't remember his name at the moment). Other than that I can't think of any couple you forgot.