Just over a year ago Maria Arena Bell was replaces by Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith. Josh has now been replaced by two other ladies.
I really liked Maria Arena Bell. I though she has some great storylines even though they got bashed for the most part (i.e. Dian Jenkins murder mystery, etc.) The problem with Maria Bell was that she was not overly skilled at character development.
For example Sharon who was a wife and mother became a kleptomaniac who became a slut who became power hungry and took over Newman.
Another example was Genevieve who started as a psychotic ex-wife who wanted revenge who became a loving mother/grandmother who became a business mogul buying Beauty of Nature.
The problem with Jill Farren Phelps is that she is writing off and replacing characters unnecessarily. While I agree with the recast of Summer and Noah, I disagree with the recast of Kyle of and Abby. Also Even though it was for budget reasons, I wish they never wrote out Genevieve, Tucker, Harmony, Ashley, Heather and Ronan
Though I wasn't sad to see Eden and Daniel go.