I really don't think there will be a lot of GSR fans who bail out, especially since their characters had such a great finale. The ones who stop watching will more likely be total Grissom/WP fans, or maybe even Sara/JF fans who won't have much hope of seeing her without Grissom. I think as a whole the fan based 'ships' only make up a small portion of the viewers, but a big portion of the internet sites. Most viewers do watch the show because of the stories and the quality of the production. If a lot of people stop watching it won't be because of cast changes (unless there are a lot of faithful WP followers out there who don't like change), it will be because the stories aren't compelling enough. The show may not have the same hype without GSR or the same 'buzz', but it is still considered a top notch crime drama and I don't think that will change. But if they start recruiting Brittney Spears or Lindsay Lohan to guest star, then I'd be worried. Sorry, I guess this has gotten off topic. But it's late, and I'm having trouble sleeping, and I need someone to talk to.