The thing is, Conan wants it, but so does Jay. If we were only to decide on who gets it based on who wants it, it would be a dead heat. If we were to decide based on who is more innovative, has newer bits, than Conan would get the nod. But it is not about either of those things. It's about ratings and about finances. Conan says he wasn't given an opportunity to find his feet. He has been on the air for seven months. A lot of people in business wouldn't be given that long of an opportunity to prove they were of value to their business. A lot of new tv shows don't even make it past the first few episodes if their ratings do not match up with expectations so why should Conan be different? I like Conan as a person (the little I know of him), but if he is not contributing to NBC's bottom line, and NBC feels that Leno would help their business more, then it is not unfair of NBC to go with Leno.