I, too, have no concerns about MPU becoming another Upgrade/ATP/Connected.
In fact, one of the biggest and clearest strengths that Stephen brings to the proverbial table is that he is a Mac user, so I look forward to hearing him talk about how he uses his Macs (plural… oh so very plural) in a different way than he does on Connected because that’s really not what Connected is about (except this week’s excellent episode about the new Mac mini).
People don’t turn to MPU for weekly reporting/thoughts about the latest Apple-related news. They come to hear how people are using their Apple-related hardware & software to actually do stuff. I have no doubt that will continue. It’s the biggest differentiator MPU has, and David and Stephen are certainly smart enough to recognize the value in that.
Katie herself said she couldn’t think of anyone better than Stephen to step in as the new co-host, and, having thought about this for several days now, I still completely agree. Unless Stephen has an equally Macnerdy sister that he’s been keeping a secret