I'm a big fan of Ian's, but it didn't come easy.
He is everything I'm culturally conditioned not to like -a fat, american, sober, enthusiastic, upbeat, christian media person with a nasal voice and a cheesy sense of humour - but whether it's just the contrast with noory or not, I love his shows and I'm sad to see him go. I also think his show topics were far and away the more interesting ones, and if they weren't, he did what Art did and made them interesting.
The various critisisms about him are spot on, particularly about him dominating the conversation, but that's what it was, a conversation as opposed to a robot asking dull questions between commercials.
OK, yes, the horse show was weird.