I will truly miss Joy! She has her faults but, in general, I think she's smart and adds a lot to most topics and if she can't she keeps still (...rather than Sherri, but that's for another thread). However, I will admit her jokes are so darn scripted which can be annoying.
I, too, wish the news had been that BW was leaving. It's beyond time for her to go.
Whoopi's next. Just wait...
I bet they replace Joy with Ali Wentworth. She's also smart and a comedian (sp?) who has been well received when making guest appearances as a host.