Quote Kosi: Does anyone know why she is leaving? I might just have missed that post.
That's the 6 billion dollar question. I haven't watched the show (and I had been a fan since the very first episode) because of the writing. The latest paternity fiasco was the last straw for me and when Michelle Stafford announced she was leaving -- I decided to stop watching.
It's sad -- but the writing got so bad that I have to say, I don't miss it. I will look for MS wherever she goes though. She's a great and hugely entertaining actress.