Check out this MySpace entry by one of the recently fired Days of Our Lives writers (thanks again to esp13 for this link in the forums). It provides some insights on the difficult situation behind the scenes there.
This writer, Tom, is apparently responsible for Bo and Hope becoming super-adorable and fun last year, wanted Julie Pinson to be a leading lady, wrote Tony and Anna's scenes, and adored Steve and Kayla. This is someone the powers-that-be decided to get rid of?
Sigh. Does anyone understand what the hell direction this soap is headed in? And if so, for the preservation of my sanity, could you please at least confirm that it does not involve a talking dog, pseudo-alien twins, dead bodies in pinatas, satanic possession, an island of undead people, or John and Marlena constantly making out?