I am sure you saw those devastating ratings. TPTB are trying to hide behind the Pre-emptions, but the highest number was only 4,510,000. I got tire of looking for the last time Y&R had at least 800,000 in the key demographics.
This idea of reducing Lane to protecting the weak Winters men from big bad Hilary is not helping. The idea that you can only see your favorites if their character is being negatively rewritten or they are cheating is not helping.
I do not have much faith in any new EP or writer. TPTB of Y&R set the standard when they fired LML who increased ratings after a year, and keep MAB for 5 years although she not only decimated the overall and key demographics ratings, but also threw away its position as CBS’s number 1 Daytime show. Each new person will bring in their favorite actors and write for those characters.