Fretting about product placement in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy just doesn't scan. The make-overs can't happen without a products and branding turnover. Out with blah and in with the hip. Besides, the belief in the power of products is utterly genuine. The straight guy who washed his hair with Ivory soap really did freak-out the grooming guy.
"Oh my God. He has no products!" was the stunned comment upon examining the bathroom. Are we not supposed to wonder, what, exactly he is talking about?
Anyway, I maintain that the real star of the show is the editing. Someone is leaving a ton of raw footage on the floor and keeping the funny bits.