Well to be honest, I think he is kind of a necessary evil in a way. Granted I don't always agree with some of his views, but the same can also be said with Howie and Sharon at times as well. His brutal honesty is very much like Simon Cowell from American Idol. I mean lets be honest ourselves folks, would we really want to see three judges all getting along with no conflicts in opinions? Personally I think that would make for a boring show.