It is, and I will enjoy them as a neutral more than I have any season for a number of years. There are far more games with something on the line for them.
One of the new criticisms (or is it "I told you so"?) is that Hull and Catalans are basically out now. What do you think could be done to give teams in 7-8th something to play for longer?
How about the team finishing 8th in the Super 8s plays the winner of the Million Pound game for a place in Super League the following year.