I don't really care that he is a pompous asshat. What i care about in that show is that its funny. The interactions between the three hosts are great. The fact that Clarkson is off the show means i'll no longer watch it because the chemistry between the three is what drove the show.
Agreed. Seeing Hammond do science channel specials is really quite boring. May had a couple of shows that were mildly entertaining (the wine tours, and 'manlab') but nothing like TopGear.
I'm sad it will soon be gone. I enjoyed "the three stooges" quite a lot, particularly the road trips. I'm sure they could keep those up on their own if they wanted to. Not sure who would produce them, however.