The negative stories about Rosie don't really affect whether I'm going to watch her show or not either. I enjoy the format and have been watching when I remember that it's on. I think she asks good questions and the interviews I've watched I've enjoyed. My only complaint really is that they start rolling the credits sometimes just when the interview is getting good. It's happened a few times where they get on an interesting topic and then there come the credits!
I always thought Rosie's previous talk show was a departure for her, personality-wise. That whole "Queen of Nice" thing seemed odd to me, since it didn't jibe with her stand-up, which was often kind of rude and abrasive. I couldn't understand why they cast her as this big sweetheart on that show because it didn't seem genuine to me. I guess daytime talk show hosts aren't allowed to have an edge