I get all of that - when I say "powers that be" I'm talking more to the BBC brass than the Who brass. It's just bad business - they're a nonprofit but they do use the revenue from their most popular shows and ancillary sales like international rights and disc sales to bring money back in. Doctor Who is easily their biggest export. So messing around with the golden goose is just dumb. I find the further I get away from the Matt Smith years that I first turned in during, the less interested I become - and that's more about not having any momentum after these long breaks and short seasons than the quality of the show itself. But in this case, absence isn't making the heart grow fonder - it's making the heart move on to other things!