The ring is annoying sometimes like when they have to move people. I agree that it is disruptive and some guys milk the pause to try and recover. The cage is better for GnP guys IMO, but the rules in Pride are much better.
As far as the lady goes, sometimes she annoys me, sometimes I really like her. It's not an underground thing for me, it's just a preference for the way Pride presents the fights. Also, Dana popping up everywhere eminating smugness (is that a word?) bugs me, he's a great business man, but I don't like his personality.