I have read quit a few comments that express the dissapointment in the new writers. Some of those who are very dissapointed are concidering giving up on the show. I do agree, some storylines are just so tired, some are heading in the wrong direction, and I can think of one off the top of my head that shouldn't even have been put back into play, but please don't give up.
I think maybe the new writers are expirementing to see what may or may not boost ratings. I'm sure they will eventually realize how a lot of veiwers feel and get back to basics.
But if all the veiwers that have been so devoted for so long(and there seems to be A LOT of us) just give up, the show definetly won't survive.
If we all just keep watching and keep expressing our opinions on the direction it's going, I think the show can be saved and we may get our good old Y&R back.