Quote countryMomof4: May I ask where you got your info from? I totally disagree that she is the most disliked / hated female character on soaps. I can think of many other soapy ladies who deserve that title more than Sharon Newman.
Quote countryMomof4: If the writers care to do proper s/ls then any character can become front and centre.
I have no idea why MS left and it's none of my business.