I see some people have commented that they've been turned off from the show because of this whole Andrea situation, but it won't stop me from listening to the show. I do understand why some listeners are upset and feel like they've been duped. At the same time I think too many listeners/readers place too much importance on a critics/reviewer's opinions (in general, not WC listeners specifically). We should be forming our opinions based on as wide a sample of info as possible. Then, if one reviewer turns out to be a mouthpiece for a publisher, it's not that big of a deal. Do I think less of Andrea because of what she did? Most certainly, yes. But it doesn't have much bearing on me or my opinions about games because I would never put that much stock in one critic/reviewer. Sure, there are some games media personalities I like better than others and I follow their work. Andrea wasn't one of them, but even if she was and she disappointed me, so what? It's up to me to move on and find someone else to follow on the internet. And yes, I do get that's exactly what some people are now doing in regards to Garnett and his show. He disappointed some of you, and now you're leaving. I think that's GREAT, because you're voting with your lack of downloading, and in the end that's the only meaningful thing you can do to show your displeasure. I guess what I'm getting at is, Andrea's questionable behavior wasn't egregious enough to spoil all of Weekend Confirmed for me. Garnett and crew, I enjoy your show 95% of the time and I appreciate all your hard work.
However, as far as having Andrea back on the show, I'd like the show better if you'd stop having her on as a guest (regardless of this integrity issue). I've tried to give her a fair shake these past few years. In fact I was even fine with overlooking the episode where she clearly had too much to drink and really disrupted the show (so many cringe worthy moments that made it hard to finish that episode). But I cut her some slack because I can remember being too drunk in inappropriate situations, and felt pretty foolish the next morning, as I'm sure she did. However, she's been on the show many times now and she hardly ever adds anything insightful or interesting to the discussion. To me, her opinions come off as flippant and not very well thought out. She's almost always the one responsible for derailing any episode she's on, and not in a funny way like Jeff C or Spicer will do from time to time. Also, I don't care for her voice, but I would never hold that against her. I mean, I HATE my voice when I hear it recorded, so I actually applaud her for rocking her Midwestern accent proudly. :)
Anyways, thanks for the show. I look forward to it every week.