I still listen. Reactions to the last month or so:
- Ryan's hosting chops are sorely missed. Jeff puts on a brave face, but I think he's still grieving pretty hard. ...Though who the hell knows; I'm just some dude on the internet.
- But Jeff is looser, and runs a looser show, and I like it. Though I think I prefer Jeff in the "color commentary" seat better. Gives him more stuff to react to and rant about.
- I get the feeling that there's a good chance of the vintage (2005-2006) Hotspot vibe coming back, doubly so with new consoles coming out -- just like in those days. We seem to be getting less "meta-analyst" discussion of news and more "guys who like video games" discussion of news -- which I *really* like. If we get voicemails (instead of, or in addition to, emails), then I will be sold that this is where Jeff is taking the show.
- I like Drew a lot, I enjoyed Alex being in town, and I'm pleased that Patrick is off the show.