Oh come on... we know we're just indulging in a pity party here :D. Just who at Retro is going to pick new Nick? Seriously though, I haven't really watched the network for a while, so I may not be qualified to give a fair opinion.
There are a couple reasons WHY I haven't watched it though -- maturity being one (though there'll always be some childhood in me), and the other, as many have pointed out, being a lack of interesting shows.
Old Nick was great. Double Dare and Family Double Dare were so good they got picked up by FOX. Nick Arcade ruled too. Mr. Wizard, Picture Page, Danger Mouse, Today's Special, Guts, Legends of the Hidden Temple, You Can't Do That On Television... these are the shows that helped make childhood the fun experience it's supposed to be.
New Nick, last I remember watching, just seemed less cool. (Though I'm curious about Zoey 101 simply because that title sounds so interesting :wink:).
Speaking of live shows, remember Slime Time Live (I think that's what it was called), or something where people would call in during the afternoon for a chance to win prizes? I believe Marc Summers was hosting that.
Anyway, old Nick ruled.