Before I start I just want to say, for those who don't know me that I AM a fan of Kpop (I know it might not seem like it). I am however a fan of mostly soloist. Like Aliee, Tiffany, Yoon Mirae, Eddy Kim, Soyou, Jeong Eunji, Eric Nam, and Baek A Yeon, just to name a few. With that in mind I'm not trash talking Kpop or the other contestants.
The real reason why I won't be watching Produce 48 is that they're using the 48 members as a stepping block for the rest of the contestants. They consistently use them as their thumbnails on YouTube because they know people will click on it.