There are most certainly some interesting elements in this season, though. AHS once again shows the darker sides of humanity, which makes it the interesting show it is.
The performance of the actors was as splendid as ever (especially Sarah Paulson deserves a standing ovation). I personally feel a lack of depth in the part played by Jessica Lange. Not that she only makes a few appearances in the season. On the contrary. Watching her play a role that is (in my opinion) too similar to her role in other seasons rendered the depth of her character obsolete. Once again, the acting was wonderful, but the show deserved better quality in terms of story writing.
All in all, this season was amusing. I do have to say that there is not really a clear plot from early in the show, though. The real plot only gets clear when you have almost reached the season finale already. The tension then starts building up, but... suddenly it is done. The season finale was, in my humble opinion, a disappointment at best.
I will still watch season 5 with pleasure, and I still expect AHS to keep interested. But a more captivating story would be deeply appreciated.