This is a real shame to me, because I loved Smith's interpretation of the Doctor, but four years seems to be about as good a run as anyone wants to commit to these days. I get that he probably doesn't want to wind up completely typecast and unable to take other roles, but like I said, I really liked him in the part. What I'm really curious to see is how they handle the regeneration now that they're up to number twelve. Should think something special is in store.
Moffat's leaving? Good, maybe I'll be able to enjoy watching the show again. As an occasional episode writer, he's clever enough to be bearable even though he pulls some teeth-clenching crap every time. As an overarching point of view for an entire series, I can't stand the man's work.
Liked Ecclestone; loved Tennant; was meh on Smith. Though I actually started with the 4th Doctor.
This is HORRIBLE news. My wife and I have watched every episode. We go out of our way to watch new ones. I dare say this is my favorite show on television, with Goren and Eames being two of my favorite characters on TV.