Dave was the cutie of the Survivor Amazon season. Without a doubt he bought a charisma, romance and charm to the season, not to mention improving the landscape!
As a player, Dave was reasonable enough. He was not an outstanding strategist, due to his "up front" personality. Personally, when you come to Survivor, leave your convictions and integrity at the door.
However, as a character, Dave was great value. He immediately demonstrated his easy likability - you could not help but think he was adorable. He was Captain America - very physical, bright and intelligent and funny. He was the Bachelor of the Year!
His little romance with Heidi, slow dancing with Christy, playing games with everybody, there is no doubt he was a schmoozy character. But everyone loves a schmooze. His date with Deena showed his flexibility and adaptability, and he managed to survive longer than the rest of his early alliance.
It is great that in the early days we still had unique people like Dave who didn't quite fit into any mold that you knew of. He wasn't quite the frat boy, not quite the boyfriend, not the athlete, or the brain. He was fun. So thanks for the memories, Dave.