What I like about Jason and Liz is very simple, they have chemistry. Do not doubt that when Lucky was being played by JJ the chemistry was there as well, but JY and RH together are just not doing it for me. I understand that TPTB had to pursue their relationship on Lucky's return if only to see what would come, but it is obvious that it has no steam, even their first love scene was somewhat lacking.
I am disappointed that Steve Burton is leaving again, though he is "Borg" like to many, I find that his strong, silent demeanor is what makes him all the more interesting and attractive. I like the fact that TPTB developed Jason's relationship with Liz in a slow and trusting manner, not jumping into each others arms the minute they felt the need to (unlike some other couples, Nia). I have found that with a slow development in a relationship between two characters, you become invested and are more apt to tune in making the relationship continue into the long term, just as the Lucky (JJ) and Liz relationship did before he left. When two characters become involved quickly, you know it usually means that the relationship will end quickly. It was just a plot device for something else. I cannot truly believe that TPTB will end Jason's and Elizabeth's relationship so quickly after having invested so much time and effort into it. I understand that many feel the same with respect to L&L2;, but it just is not an interesting relationship to watch. I would just as soon see Liz find someone else when Jason leaves rather then turn to Lucky again.
SB leaving, I agree, puts a wrench into things. I don't much like all this coming and going, but so be it. Recast Jason if Steve has no intention on coming back, hoping for someone that can ooze as much chemistry with RH as SB did. Sacrilage, some of you say. I still hope that SB will be back, with the SAG strike possibly happening, it is the only work an actor might be able to get for a while, and seeing that he is still under contract with GH, he does have a place to go. So maybe there still is a chance, but I would like to continue seeing the devlopment of the Liason relationship as it could has such far reaching effects in GH. If Steve chooses not to come back, I wish him luck, and will allow TPTB to do what they can with the Jason and Liz storyling, knowing how devestated I will be if and when the relationship ends, life at GH must go on as it has in the past and will continue to in the future. I watch no other soaps, though I have tried, because nothing seems as intresting to me as GH does, and I always come back in the end.
Sorry that was so long winded. JMO.