I have also always enjoyed Lexie and I was shocked when she was let go. Here are a few people who I feel should have been let go! It goes as follows!
#1) Willow. She does not thrill me, she has no class, respect for family, she is jealous and controlling. To me, she is not needed or would not be missed. She is in the way and a bore. There are other ways to "keep" Belle and Shawn apart that is more "believable", hooking up with Willow is waaaaaaaaaay too out of character for Shawn. (yes, I WANT Shelle to reunite, I was just stating for drama sake there are more believable ways to keep these two apart temporarily)
#2)Chelsea. She is a spoiled, rotten little snot, and it's not " I love to hate her" thing either, she is simply not needed. THere are enough "bad guys" that we all love to hate, ;)
#3) Stephanie. Nice girl, I have nothing against her, but there is no storyline here. again, simply not needed!
Personally, I feel Lexie has many stories left to tell. She is a DiMera, and they are baaaaack! Let your imagination take over on this one. Her mother is back which would have many possibilites too. It's a bad move I feel. I LOVE the new head writer and the direction this show is going, I realize everything can't be perfect! However, this move doesn't make sense to me when there are others who are more disposable!