Both Arrow and The Flash need to show something of all of the characters lives outside of the heroics. We need to see how being the secret life gets in the way of Barry or Curtis' day job or Diggle's time with his family. Even Iris - most of her scenes has her in Star Labs. She doesn't even do anything and it might help her character if we see her being an actual journalist. The producers really should have spent the early episodes of this season showing Oliver (and Felicity) trying to balance being mayor (and whatever) with the crimefighting and dealing Church on their own. Wild Dog, Ragman and Artemis would still have appeared but the team could have come together slowly.