I disagree…both the incompetence and obnoxiousness are spread pretty evenly along the experience spectrum.
Frank, the most obnoxious of the lot, is in the top half of the experience (9 years). He’s also consistently mediocre.
The extremes of the experience - Conor and Tom at the top, Megan and Jo at the bottom - are also the most pleasant (even if Conor is a touch overly aggressive, and Jo could learn some confidence).
As to competence - Conor and Jo again are my comparison points - they have about the same record - mediocre work on the foundation challenges, one top-three, one chopping block in the spotlights. Both have skills, but are fairly inconsistent on bringing them to the show.
Sergio seems to be a pseudo-newbie (plenty of experience, but none of it in this context), and is consistently on the low-end of mediocre, but the other one who’s got the same consistently disappointing output is Frank.
Watching them back to back like I did (I rewatched the second episode after watching the first) - I notice one thing. In the first episode the foundation challenge earned the winner immunity. In the second, Tate simply got first choice in the backdrop/model selection, which is a far lesser advantage than Gage’s immunity. I kind of hope they go back to immunity.