We started watching Blues Clues during the first season. It was a show which entertained and enriched. Steve was an integral part of that.
He always seemed to have wide eyes open to the world and always let us figure it out in a way that was not condescending.
When we found out he was leaving the show, we were saddened, but we understood. The show and Steve did a great job transitioning to Joe and even bringing news from Steve back to the show a couple of times.
My 9-year-old as me a month or so ago if Steve was done with college yet and would he come back to the show (keep in mind we haven't been regular watchers the past 2-3 years now), so it seems the show still has a warm place in her heart as does Mr. Burns.
We wish him nothing but success, but be warned - if we get any inkling he'll show back up on the show in a guest spot we'll have our Tivo ready!