I liked Tariq in Spooks, did miss Malcom and Colin but times have changed, and whilst it would have made sense when the show started that the techiest guys were those who probably got into computing when it was a new and very unfashionable thing and were almost like eccentric old sorcerers in a way, technology has become far more widespread now. Hell there are primary school kids who are probably more at home with computers smartphones etc than I am, and I'm only 41!
And I don't think a black Moneypenny is a bad thing. Heck being shagged by 007 isn't exactly the height of female empowerment, and I kinda liked the way Samantha Bond played it (most of the time.) A sort of "You could have me, but I'm not going to let you have me." kind of thing.