Long time ago I used to enjoy TS, and I always liked Paige. But even before they got rid of Paige, I had begun to really dislike the show due to the horrendous attitudes and designs of some of the designers, such as Doug and Hildie. It had begun to seem all too often that those two, especially, were going out of their way to see who could do the most ridiculous, horrid, cheap-looking design possible, or to do as opposite of what they know the homeowners would appreciate as possible. As opposed to a Vern Yip who seemed to really try to understand the homeowner's lifestyle and tastes and seemed to make a genuine effort to do the best he could given the low budget. More and more the producers began steering too many shows towards shock value for entertainment instead of being an actual home improvement/helpful type of show.
Finally, after they got rid of Paige -- hence got rid of the one thing that kept it from being completely ridiculous -- I lost interest. I know Paige was too sugary and peppy for some people, but to me, a show like that needs to have a host, and one that can make the homeowners feel comfortable, and Paige could indeed do that.
I watched one episode of TS (last night) with Paige back now, but I'm sorry to say I won't be watching anymore. The show just isn't in the same position it was back in the day. Back in it's heyday when it became so popular, there weren't that many shows like it, so it helped to create a niche for more home improvement/remodel/redesign type of shows. But now there are too many better, smarter, and more useful shows for that niche on HGTV, and even Clean House on the Style Network. TS screwed around with it's format too long, and too much, confused it's viewers too often with it's inconsistency and cheapness, so that now it's more of a poor cousin to the better shows on HGTV.
Sorry, Paige, I'm glad they realized the mistake they made when they got rid of you, but the show is just too far gone to ever be what it once was.... and what it once was just isn't good enough to compete with the current list of home improvement and design shows.