I love to torture myself and read what the sycophants post on SFN (I basically live in my semi & have lots of down time to kill)..... This post was just to good to pass over. Here you go; Think about it. First off, let's leave aside the fact that 99.9% of us, as we get older, we slow down, we change, we think different, we're not as crazy as we used to be when we were young, and there is no reason Howard should be any different for us. Beth didn't change Howard: Allison did. She divorced him because of the way he was (which you all loved) and that made Howard feel he had failed himself and his family. So when he found Beth and fell in love with her, we was determined to make it work, because he didn't want to fail again. So, if Allison had not divorced Howard, he would probably still be more like the way he used to be. Allison should have stuck by Howard and sucked it up for the good of the show? See how silly all this crazy reasoning is? Truth is its all on Howchie. He's a grown up and he has to own up to what he's become. And he does. He has admitted to it plenty of times, how he's not that angry any more, and that he feels he used to be crazy back in the day, and he feels he is a lot less so, which is true. So in any case, blame Allison for all of this. Because if she had just sucked it up, Howard would not have had that guilt inside him for failing, and would not have felt he needed to change.