We all know that this show is about Patrick Jane first, and that while he's only a consultant for the CBI, it is him who will solve the mystery of the weekly crime they're investigating and who will, in the end, come up with a little plan to fool the killer into either confessing or revealing himself. It's the way it always go, and by now we don't even care to pretend that Lisbon is the one in charge.
And it's fine, really, her role is to act shocked and apologized for whenever Jane will do something he wasn't supposed to do, but that because he's not a cop and doesn't really cares for the rules he did anyways, and have the team either help him concocting his plan or do the boring cop stuff that needs to be done, because at the end of the day they still actual actual, legally admissible evidences (although sometimes, you have to wonder ...).
One thing I find odd though, is that after all this time we are more than used to it, and we love it. It's a lot of fun to see Jane do his things and read as well as play people the way he does. When he tied up the woman to get ride of her, as well as breaking the authority figures, in order to get access to the kids and get them to talk, it was just a lot of fun.
It's why we love to see Jane do his tricks, and Lisbon only and barely acted annoyed for appearances sake and nothing else. But then when