See, the thing is I'm definitely happy for Jamie if he's moved on to where he wants to be. He's only ever talked well about his experience on L&O:UK, so there must have been some reason why he felt it was time to move on before his three years were up; I'd imagine 17P probably wasn't the only reason, although it was obviously part of it. Unless he decides to talk about it someday, we can only presume, but it's a wise bet that there are plenty of angles to the reasons.
The mitigating factors that are making it hard for me at the moment are totally out of Jamie's control. OK, fine, he could direct his reps to be more forthcoming with his future plans, but I can't hold that against him, either; it's who he is, he appreciates fandom but he's clearly not comfortable with self-publicizing. Being a mod on a comm like this one, though, you get antsy when there's no news to bring to your peeps, dad-gummit. (Effing CBS, if you had just thrown us one or two publicity stills with Jamie in, but no, because what the world really needs is more shots of David Caruso chewing up scenery, there aren't enough already out there. grumble grumble...) ;)
Clearly I need more tea...backing away from keyboard slowly...