Beck just replaced Savage on my local Neocon station (the same one that carries Coast as well as Limbaugh and Hannity). I don't agree with the politics of either one, but at least Savage has a personality, some humility, some earnestness, a sense of humour, and can be truly entertaining even when I absolutely disagree with and/or abhor what he's saying. (Fortunately he found a new local affiliate, albeit it an earlier time slot.). Savage is also somewhat unpredictable, and ultimately, comes across like a real human being.
By contrast, in listening to Beck for exactly one show, I heard a smooth, slick, polished, soulless, passionless. gold-shilling tool. You know exactly what he's going to say on every topic, without fail, delivered in that same modulated, dulcet monotone, that follow-me-and-you-will-live-forever voice usually reserved for cult leaders and politicians (that's redundant right?).
Beck? No thank you. But I think it's telling that Mr. Noory always speaks highly of him.