Some may disagree with this, but I hate the way Toby was written off the show. Since the last half of the third season, the writers have made Toby more pathetic, desperate and creepy in each episode. I know Paul Lieberstein is a producer and writer for the show, so I may be off base. Even if Paul did want to stay behind the scenes, I think he could have been phased out with more finesse.
In season two, Toby gradually got more screen time. He was always my favorite minor character, along with Darryl, because they were voices of reason against Michael's crazy antics. I never thought Toby seemed very depressed because of his divorce. Michael tried to make him seem pathetic, but I never thought he was...at least, not any more than any other person after getting divorced.
This season the writers turned Toby's small crush on Pam into a creepy obsession. It really threw his previously established (season 1-mid season 3) persona in the crapper. His actions this season didn't seem believable.
I missed the old Toby of season two who quietly and effectively undermined Michael's power.
Anyone agree? Disagree? Input is appreciated.