On football Weekly people said that is the way the English league often was before the EPL. A litle bit exagerated, but yes, it was less predictable then....
Everybody seems to love it.
Perhaps seen through rose tinted glasses a little. A look at the 23 years before the Premier began sees the following titles
Aston Villa 1
Nottm Forest 1
Man United 13
Man City 2
Blackburn R 1
So, 7 different teams won it rather than 5, two teams were just once, whilst Derby's were both in the early 70's before Liverpool's domination began. From 81-82 to 90-91 only Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton won it, so very similar to the last 10 years of just Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea.