After years of listening, I think it’s time for me to put down the headphones. Unfortunately, with Ron’s departure last year, the heart of the show went with him. Lately, most episodes are downers with Josh and Conor rarely showing enthusiasm or bringing the level of energy they displayed when this show was at its apex. The two seem bored with having to record the podcast every week, and it translates to an uncomfortable listening experience that makes me sad for the show this once was. I’m not at all saying that Ron was my “favorite” or anything and that I refuse to listen if he’s not here or any nonsense like that. Rather, classic iFanboy to me was the perfect combination of the three: pessimistic Josh, flamboyant Ron, and pragmatic Conor. Unfortunately, with Ron and his great kinetic energy on the microphone gone, the show is out of balance and has lost its vibrant flair. Thankfully, sometimes Ryan Haupt or other guest hosts have filled in and brought some fresh energy, but usually the episodes are borderline depressing with the two jamokes’ somber “well I guess we have to do this again” attitude. It bums me out to hear that the spark has faded away over the last few months, but I’ll continue popping in occasionally as I’m sure I’ll miss what has been my Sunday fixture for years. My 5 star rating will always stand though for the years of entertainment that this show has delivered, I just don’t think I can continue to handle the morose and disinterested tone of the show from week to week anymore.